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Jasper Wyman & Sons Blueberry Management Facility in Deblois near Route 193 (2013)

Jasper Wyman & Sons Blueberry Management Facility in Deblois near Route 193 (2013) @

Location Map for Deblois

Location Map for Deblois

Year Population
1970 20
1980 44
1990 73
2000 49
2010 57
Deblois Population Chart 1860-2010

Population Trend 1860-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 44:43:33
W. Latitude 67:59:24
Maine House District 137
Maine Senate District 6
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 33.6
Area sq. mi. (land) 33.4
Population/sq.mi. (land) 1.7
County: Washington

Total=land+water; Land=land only

[deb-LOYCE] is a town in Washington County, incorporated on March 4, 1852 from Annsburg Plantation, once known as Annsborough Plantation.

Once part of William Bingham’s “Million-acre purchase,” the township was sold by Colonel Black, Bingham’s agent, to investors, which included the City Bank of Portland. When it was incorporated as a town, it was named for the bank’s president: Thomas Amory Deblois.

Fish Hatchery in Deblois (2013)

Fish Hatchery on Hatchery Road (’13) @

Fish Hatchery in Deblois (2013)

Fish Hatchery on Hatchery Road (2013)

In western Washington County, sparsely populated Deblois was, in earlier times,  linked north to south by the Narraguagus River.

Now it is served by by State Route 193, and by Hatchery Road-Schoodic Road which splits southeast from Route 193 to Schoodic Lake.

Although the buildings remain, the fish hatchery was closed in 1980, originally to be placed in stand-by status.  It remains inactive.

Migrant Labor Housing, Rt 193 (2013)

Migrant Labor Housing, Rt 193 (2013) @

Migrant Labor Housing, Rt 193 (2013)

Migrant Labor Housing, Rt 193 (2013) @

There is a small air strip in the central portion near the Route 193 and Hatchery Road intersection. Across from the airstrip is the Field and Farm Headquarters of Jasper Wyman and Sons blueberry operations.

Migrant labor housing cabins are set on the edge of the fields. The company’s headquarters is in Milbridge. In 2011 it was cited by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for discharging blueberry waste into the Great Falls Branch of the Schoodic Brook in Deblois.

Unimproved roads lead to Bog Brook Flowage and several adjoining ponds in the northeastern portion of the town.

State Airstrip in Blueberry Barrens (2013)

State Airstrip in Blueberry Barrens (2013) @

Sign Warning of Chemical Spray (2013)

Sign Warning of Chemical Spray (2013) @

Deblois Town Hall (2013)

Deblois Town Hall (2013) @

Deblois Fire Department (2013)

Deblois Fire Department (2013) @

Narraguagus River at Route 193 in Deblois (2013)

Narraguagus River at . . .@

Narraguagus River at Route 193, Deblois (2013)

. . . Rt. 193, Deblois (’13) @

sign: Narraguagus River Watershed on Route 193

Watershed Sign (2013) @

Wyman Facility in Deblois (2013)

Wyman Facility in Deblois (2013) @

sign: Process Waste Spray Site. Authorized Personnel Only

sign: Process Waste Spray Site @

Houses near the Line Road (2013)

Houses near the Line Road and Route 193 (2013) @

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board-Administrative Assistant.

Additional resouces

Deblois Me. Planning Board. Deblois, Maine Comprehensive Plan: A Guide for Growth. Deblois, Me. The Board. 1987.

“Fish hatchery to be closed.” Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 14, 1980. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1899&dat=19800614&id=8F0gAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CWUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1738,1865973 (accessed March 9, 2014)

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 193.

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