Shackford Head State Park

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Coordinates: 44°54′00″N 67°00′59″W / 44.90000°N 67.01639°W / 44.90000; -67.01639
Shackford Head State Park
Maine State Park
Cobscook Bay from Shackford Head State Park
Looking west into Cobscook Bay from Shackford Head State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Washington
City Eastport
Elevation 151 ft (46 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°54′00″N 67°00′59″W / 44.90000°N 67.01639°W / 44.90000; -67.01639 [1]
Area 90 acres (36 ha)
Established 1989 [2]
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location in Maine
Website: Shackford Head State Park

Shackford Head State Park is a state park in Eastport, Washington County, Maine. The park occupies a peninsula on the south side of Moose Island separating Cobscook Bay and Broad Cove. The land is named for John Shackford, an American Revolutionary War soldier and early colonial settler in Eastport. During the early 1900s, five Civil War–era ships were burned for salvage on Cony Beach. A plaque marks the spot.[2]

The park has both inland and coastal hiking areas. Trails include the Cony Beach Trail, Shackford Head Trail, and Schooner Trail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shackford Head". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Shackford Head State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Swartz, Brian (June 20, 2012). "Two state parks preserve Down East coastal beauty". Bangor Daily News (Bangor: Custom Publications). Retrieved March 17, 2013. 

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