The Spruce Head Fishermen’s Co-op located in the town of South Thomaston (Knox County) applied for funds to help purchase the land (which is currently leased by the Co-op) to secure permanent commercial fishing access that encompasses their existing commercial fishing facilities. This small 0.25 acre property supports over 75 boats and the Co-op property is one of the most significant lobster landing sites on the coast of Maine. Additionally this facility provides limited services to non-members. Having managed the property for their own use for the last 30 plus years, the facility is ideally developed to support the rich commercial fishing of the region and a significant number of fishermen. Successful completion of this project will secure working access for not only the fishermen but over 100 families who are supported by the revenue generated across this property from the lobsters, crabs, scallops and shrimp landed at the facility. The Co-op was granted an allocation of $166,250.00 from the Land for Maine’s Future Board to put towards the purchase of the property and a working waterfront covenant.