The proposed Sunrise Trail, using a section of the abandoned Brewer-to-Calais Ma
The proposed Sunrise Trail, using a section of the abandoned Brewer-to-Calais Maine Central Railroad bed, would link Ellsworth and Calais with a multi-use recreational trail. The trail, if approved, will join several other rail-to-trail projects around Maine, including a Westbrook-to-Fryeburg trail proposed by the Mountain Division Alliance; an almost three-mile-long rail-with-trail project in Portland that will connect with the Back Cove trail; the Rockland Harbor Walk; and a 30-mile trail planned between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft. The state purchased the 126-mile Brewer-to-Calais corridor 11 years ago, and in that time not a single proposal has been offered to revive rail service along the route. Details, history of the Sunrise Route from Ellsworth to Calais, opened by the Washington County Railroad in 1898..
Shula, Jeff, "The proposed Sunrise Trail, using a section of the abandoned Brewer-to-Calais Ma" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2234.