Third St. John, 30 minutes out of Greenville by plane, is classified as a remote
Third St. John, 30 minutes out of Greenville by plane, is classified as a remote pond by the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, a designation that requires landowners to make any road within a half-mile of the shore impassable to two-wheel-drive vehicles. The shore of Third St. John is littered with a surprising amount of trash, and everywhere there are signs of past human activity. Some observers say a remote pond or a patch of wilderness in Maine just doesn't exist anymore, and they advocate constructing gates on the logging roads leading to otherwise undeveloped ponds and rivers. Groups like the Fin and Feather Club of Millinocket and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, which demand unlimited public access to logging roads, say they have no interest in studying the idea of gates. Details.
Lakes, Refuse and refuse disposal, Wilderness
Weegar, Andrew K., "Third St. John, 30 minutes out of Greenville by plane, is classified as a remote" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1757.