Gouldsboro Point is part of the northeastern part
of Gouldsboro on the coast of
Maine. This also marks the eastern boundary of Hancock County and the
beginning of Steuben in Washington
County. The county line divides Gouldsboro Bay and Joy Bay up through
the middle. (photos)
At one time, there was a silver mine located here. The main industries
today, like most of Downeast Maine, are fishing and blueberries.
In approximately 1793, a wealthy Philadelphian named William Bingham
purchased land for about 22 cents per acre in the Gouldsboro area as
an investment. (history) Bingham
hired the well respected General Cobb, who had been an aide to General
George Washington, to move here to manage operations as his local agent.
Cobb lived at Gouldsboro Point.
There is a public landing about midway down the eastern shore of the
point for putting in your boat or kayaks. There are some nice views
of Dyer Neck to the east and Gouldsboro Bay to the south.
There is a local movement to define this area as the Village of Gouldsboro
Point. Although, no definitive decision or acknowledgement has been
made by the Gouldsboro town government.
Schoodic Region Vacation Rentals, Lodging, etc.
Fire Department (Volunteer):
Emergency Dispatch: (207) 963-7788; Normal Business: (207)
Municipal Business: (207) 963-5589
Town Manager, 59 Main Street, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
P.O. Box 68, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Day Phone: (207) 963-5589; Night: (207) 667-7575
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