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.
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