MLS Number 1443607
- Listing Status Active
- Acreage 6.33
Acres of forest and fields for sale at Bailey’s Mistake on the Maine Atlantic Coast. Around 1830 a ship captain named Bailey was sailing from Boston to Lubec and got lost in the fog. Mistaking a cove for the Lubec Narrows captain Bailey ran aground on what is now referred to as Bailey’s Ledge. Too embarrassed to return to Boston, Bailey and his crew came ashore with the lumber on board and settled the area. Come see why once you come aground here, you don’t want to leave. The land is composed of forest, open field, ocean flats and a saltwater pond. The prime building site on the property is a high knoll on a southeastern slope with an elevated stance that will provide amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and Bailey’s Mistake. The view includes a neighboring smokehouse which is a beautiful reminder of the herring industry that flourished here in the early part of the century. The passive solar potential of the site makes it the perfect place to build your new home, vacation cottage or just come camp out for the weekends. Soil test and system design procured. Permitted driveway on Dixie procured and entrance apron and culvert installed. Two water features include frontage on a small saltwater pond and deeded Atlantic Ocean frontage providing rich diversity to this property. The pond is located near the center of the lot and expands on to several neighboring properties. It is about 6 acres in total and is home to a multitude of wildlife from wading birds to moose for you to enjoy. The frontage on the ocean includes sand flats and rocks hosting wildlife. The lightly developed area is very scenic and with a big tide coming and going every twelve hours. There is always something new to see and explore when the bottom of Baileys is exposed. A pedestrian easement conveys with the property and allows for foot access from the site to the shore front by skirting the western edge of the pond. This lane is currently being maintained and mowed by other nearby property owners who use portions of it. This shows the spirit of cooperation common in Maine’s rural areas. Another right deeded with this land is a large common lot with boat launching and picnic area just ½ mile down the road. The town of Lubec is known as the eastern most town in the contiguous United States. The year-round population is less than 1,400 with many more seasonal residents. This far northern coastal town has a quaint shoreside downtown area with small shops, restaurants and a brewery. Come see the amazing tides, whales, sea birds and fishing boats sailing through the narrows between Lubec and Campobello Island. Campobello Island, Quoddy Head State Park, the Cutler Bold Coast hiking trails and miles of lightly developed coastline are just a few of the reasons you should come look at this land today. Call for more information including maps, property information package and more. Don’t forget your passport so you can visit Roosevelt Campobello International Park while your here.
Listed by Phil McPhail of United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine