Moore Road, Winter Harbor
Like many points along the coast of Maine, the Wabanaki people used this land as a summer encampment close to the sea’s resources and bug-chasing winds. The first census in the late 1700s shows Thomas Frazer and his family as the first non-native residents of the point that now bears his name. Frazer, a free African-American, operated a saltworks to supply fishing schooners with the valuable commodity necessary to preserve their catch. The American Revolution had destabilized international trade, drastically reducing access to salt from previous sources like Spain and Portugal. Fishing captains increasingly relied on small-scale saltworks like that operated at Frazer Point. It is unknown how long the saltworks operated here, but more and more families were attracted to the region’s fishing resources. The remnants of a 1930s lobster pound can still be seen at low tide; decaying wood posts stick out from the mud in a line across a small inlet just east of the picnic area. Now part of Acadia National Park’s Schoodic District, Frazer Point includes a wooden pier that has become a popular fishing spot.
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Year-round. Parking. Fee. Restrooms. Accessible. Picnic area. Interpretive signs.
Events & Activities
Recreational fishing is a popular activity at Frazer Point. Please refer to the Maine Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry for regulations.
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