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Bagaduce River Shore and Bank Protection Project

Bagaduce River

The project on the Bagaduce River in Castine is located at historic Fort Pentagoet, near Castine Harbor and less than 0.5 mile southwest of the town center. Castine is about 30 miles south of Bangor and 10 miles east of Belfast.

Erosion along 200 feet of shoreline was threatening to destroy the important archaeological remains of Fort Pentagoet. To stem this erosion, the Corps erected a stone wall and placed about 200 feet of stone slope protection along the shoreline.

Construction began in October 1983 and was completed in May 1984 at a cost of $129,500. It was built under Section 14 of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program.