Roque Bluffs State Park

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Roque Bluffs State Park
Roque Bluffs State Park.jpg
Roque Bluffs State Park, September 2013
Map showing the location of Roque Bluffs State Park
Map showing the location of Roque Bluffs State Park
Location in Maine
LocationRoque Bluffs, Washington, Maine, United States
Coordinates44°36′54″N 67°29′16″W / 44.61500°N 67.48778°W / 44.61500; -67.48778Coordinates: 44°36′54″N 67°29′16″W / 44.61500°N 67.48778°W / 44.61500; -67.48778[1]
Area274 acres (111 ha)[2]
Elevation20 ft (6.1 m)[1]
Established1969[3]
OperatorMaine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
WebsiteRoque Bluffs State Park

Roque Bluffs State Park is a public recreation area on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Roque Bluffs, Washington County, Maine.[3] The 274-acre (111 ha) state park overlooks Englishman Bay from Schoppee Point and includes 60-acre (24 ha) Simpson Pond and six miles of walking trails.[4] Visitors can inspect glacial striations attesting to the Ice Age history of the Maine coast.[5] The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

In the news[edit]

In February 2011, the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina owned by Torray Wallace, 36, of Fredericton, was found abandoned in the park. After finding the abandoned vehicle Maine police, wardens, marine patrol officers and members of the U.S. Coast Guard launched an intensive five-day search with no results.[6] Torray Wallace [7] appeared as himself in the 2005 documentary BBS: The Documentary.

In July 2013, two women, one from nearby Machias and the other visiting from Pennsylvania, drowned after driving off a boat ramp in the park during high tide and inclement weather.[8] The women had been rescued earlier in the day after getting lost while hiking in the fog.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roque Bluffs State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Outdoors in Maine: State Parks, Public Lands, and Historic Sites" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Roque Bluffs State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Mack, Sharon Kiley (May 4, 2011). "Favorite Places in Maine: Roque Bluffs State Park". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Stop #29: Glacial Grooves - Roque Bluffs". Maine Ice Age Trail Guide and Map. The University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Mack, Sharon (March 22, 2011). "US investigation of missing man handed back to Canadian authorities". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Torray Wallace at IMDb
  8. ^ Trotter, Bill; Cox, Tim (July 24, 2013). "2 women, one pregnant, dead after car drives off boat ramp". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Hench, David (July 24, 2013). "Wrong turn led to hikers' deadly Maine plunge". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved June 18, 2015.

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