Title

An article on Eastport, which is the state's smallest city with 2,000 residents

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-1996

Pages

36-41, 60-61

Abstract

An article on Eastport, which is the state's smallest city with 2,000 residents and is situated on a ten-square-mile peninsula that juts into Passamaquodddy Bay. An informal survey shows that visits to the city are up by five times what they were in 1980. Residents hope a new large-vessel cargo terminal being constructed across town and a growing aquaculture industry will boost the economy, which has never fully recovered from the decline of the fishing and sardine-canning industries. The entire three-block downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. John Miller quit his job in Gov. Angus King's press office to open the Bay Watch Cafe on the waterfront and says he's had many visitors from the West Coast. With details on other local businesses that are doing well; on the new deepwater port; on the Ocean Products and Connors Aquaculture salmon farming businesses; and on people who have settled in the town to enjoy life "the way it used to be."

Subjects

Eastport

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