Title

An article on Phippsburg, one of Maine's earliest settlements and home to the po

Authors

Colin Woodard

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2006

Pages

58-65, 100-102

Abstract

An article on Phippsburg, one of Maine's earliest settlements and home to the popular Popham Beach State Park. Its 19th-century landscape is changing as developers build luxury residences and a "nautical theme" restaurant, and prepare to build a 69-unit subdivision and private beach club. The peninsula's geography has kept it isolated, and its hamlets and villages have long maintained their own identities, but that traditional community is starting to fade. Clam diggers say they now need boats to access flats they once reached by crossing fellow residents' properties. Bob Cummings spearheaded the Phippsburg Land Trust in the 1970s, which has helped preserve hundreds of acres in the town. With details on Phippsburg's history.

Subjects

Phippsburg, Popham Beach, Real estate development

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