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Johnson Bay Shore and Bank Protection Project

Johnson Bay

Johnson Bay in Lubec is part of the international channel that lies along the boundary between the United States and Canada. Lubec, the easternmost community in the United States, is located about two miles south of Eastport and 25 miles southeast of Calais. The project is located along the shore of Johnson Bay on the north side of Commercial Street at the northern tip of Lubec Neck.

Severe coastal storms had created a serious erosion problem along a section of Commercial Street, which is the only available route for the commercial trucks that service the area’s warehouses and seafood processing plants. Corps’ work consisted of removing an existing timber bulkhead and constructing 425 feet of stone slope protection along the eroded shoreline.

Construction of the Johnson Bay project was completed in two stages. The timber bulkhead was removed and about 300 feet of stone slope protection was built between December 1979 and January 1980. The project was extended by 125 feet in January 1984. The work at Johnson Bay was constructed under Section 14 of the Continuing Authorities Program and cost a total of $163,000.