|Maine House||District 139|
|Maine Senate||District 6|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 62.3|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 21.3|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
[mah-CHI-uhs-port]is a town in Washington County, incorporated on January 24, 1826 from part of old Machias.
Indian petroglyphs have been observed at Picture Rocks on Clark’s Point. Fort O’Brien guards the entrance to the Machias River at the south end of the main village.
The Larrabee Heath is a coastal raised peatland with appropriate plants such as black crowberry and baked-apple berry. There are a number of game trails which run through this sensitive habitat area managed by the Nature Conservancy.
The town lies primarily on the west side of Machias Bay as the Machias River enters the Bay. It offers many sheltered harbors including the well known Bucks Harbor. Machiasport was at the center of controversy in the late 1960’s when an oil terminal was proposed, unsuccessfully, for the quiet coastal community.
Frederic R. Harris, Inc. Engineering Feasibility of Marine Oil Terminal, Machiasport, Maine. New York. Frederick R. Harris, Inc. 1969.
Hammer, Armand. Let’s Keep the Record Straight on Machiasport: A Statement by Armand Hammer. New York. Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Supreme Printing Co. 1969.
New England Regional Commission. How the Atlantic World Port at Machiasport, Maine will Serve the National Interest. Boston, Mass. The Commission. Augusta, Me. Distributed by Maine Department of Economic Development. 1968.
State of Maine Bridge Division. Machiasport and East Machias Bridge Study; Machias River Bridge. Augusta, Me. 1967.
Tobey, Paul Layman. The Machiasport Tobeys Remembered. Rehoboth, Mass. P.L. Tobey. 1982.
National Register of Historic Places – Listings
Birch Point, address restricted Native American Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Maine
Burgess, Walter and Eva, Farm, 79 Shaw Road Macomber Corner
Fort O’Brien, South of Machiasport on a secondary road
Gates House, Maine Route 92
Hog Island, address restricted, Native American Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Maine
Holmes Point, address restricted, Native American Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Maine
Libby Island Light Station, south of Machiasport on Lilly Island
Liberty Hall, Maine Route 92, Macomber Corner
Maine Archeological Survey site 62.46, address restricted