• Scabby Island Chain
  • Starboard Cove, Machiasport
  • Partially Developed
  • Freehold
  • Private Island
  • $ 499,000
  • 18.00 Acres

Scabby Island Chain

In this undependable economy, there are real advantages in living off-the-grid -- as the neighbor does on a family farm on the west side of the property. The 10+ acres of peninsular shore front that was purchased from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in 1980, has been developed off-the-grid so far and (with water well, house basement and foundation walls, septic system, garden, woodshed, and barn/workshop in their proper places) is ready for the su ...

In this undependable economy, there are real advantages in living off-the-grid -- as the neighbor does on a family farm on the west side of the property. The 10+ acres of peninsular shore front that was purchased from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in 1980, has been developed off-the-grid so far and (with water well, house basement and foundation walls, septic system, garden, woodshed, and barn/workshop in their proper places) is ready for the superstructure to suit your self-sufficient needs.

The House foundation walls are twelve inches thick and are built into "living ledge"; they are ready for a number of home configurations, adding up to 2,300 square feet (or more if desired). At an elevation of more than 80 feet above sea level with a driveway extending more than three hundred feet from the shore road (Point of Main Drive), this house site provides a 240 degree panorama of the Gulf of Maine and numerous islands, Libby Island Lighthouse, and (at night) even the lights of far away Nova Scotia, Canada. If your house has an upstairs, Roque Island would be in the western view shed.

At this location, it doesn't take a survivalist to appreciate the relative safety provided by Mother Nature's twice-daily tide; this peninsular site has most of the advantages of island living (as it is typically accessible by road twice a day for about two-and-a-half hours each side of low tide). At high tide, the cross creek access road to this peninsula becomes covered by a saltwater pond where Starboard Creek is only four inches deep at low tide.

It has taken more than thirty years of "working vacations" to bring this beautiful site to its present stage of carefully-wrought development. And, with regard to island living, the owner is prepared to sell his three islands which are just over a mile offshore and can be seen from the peninsular home site. These three islands are connected to each other at low tide. A building permit is available for the largest island, allowing up to 10,000 square feet of structures. This sparsely treed island (with open views in all directions and a deep shoreline with boat access on its north, east, south, and west sides) rises to a height of 93 feet above sea level and has its own small freshwater pool which can serve as an auxiliary water source should there be an unlikely dearth of rain.

The three-island Scabby Island Chain is offered for sale at $499,000 alone.

The nearby Point of Main lot is offered for sale at $299,000 alone. But if the Scabby Island Chain and the Point of Main lot are purchased together, they are available for a total price of $798,000.

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