Details for Bucksport Public Landing

Bucksport Public Landing

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address 92 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Town Of Bucksport


David Grant


Dpty HM Mike Ormsby

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info


Payment discounts


Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Mid April - November 1st.


Approach from Webber Docks (Northwest side).





Tide & current additional info

Current can be above 4 Kts.


Approach: 16
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: 260' of floating dock frontage, plus dinghy tie-ups.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: You can tie up all day, if you stay overnight the rates apply as with the marina next door. The city now runs both, 2014.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings rented by Harbor Master as separate business.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: The only outlet is on the Pier head (15 Amp), but is not functioning, 2014.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Yes - On back of floats.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - There is propane refill available at the Citgo station east on Rt. 15, across from the Hanaford grocery store.

Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Available at the marina.


Yes - Available at the marina office.



Yes - At the marina building.


Yes - At the marina office building and there are public facilities close by.


Yes - Laundromat is close by.


Yes - There's a Hanaford grocery store east on Rt. 15.





Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Fort Knox and the narrows bridge observation tower are spetacular. Nice picnic area there also.

The Alamo Movie Theater is nearby:

Reviews for Bucksport Public Landing
Bucksport Great Little Marina, 2016-09-08
Captain: , kemah (10)

This marina offered a good place to visit upstream on the Penobscot River. Recommend timing arrival and departure with the tide. Lovely view of Fort Knox and suspension bridge. We met the friendliest man, called Bill who helped us dock and checked us in. He was very knowledgeable and even offered to take us to a local restaurant or the Fort. We walked to Carrier Mainely Restaurant which was 1.6 miles from the marina and stopped at Hannafords on the way back. There was also a well stocked Tru-Value Hardware store (had propane) near the restaurant and a dollar store near Hannafords.
The marina has a long transient dock that we used. Note power (30amp) was at the middle and towards the office. There is no power at the far end of the dock. Water was at the middle of the dock. Slips at the marina were for seasonal renters. There is a webcam on the office and you can look at the view down one of the docks towards the bridge. There was a lite palm tree at the end of the dock. The shower was nice with good pressure and hot water. Bill gave us a key that we returned before leaving. The cost was $1.00 per foot with no additional charge for electricity, water, or garbage drop. Best value in the Penobscot area and worth the visit.
The town had a beautiful mile long walkway along the waterfront with information and memorials. The Carrier Mainely Restaurant had good seafood and worth the trip. The ice cream shop in Bucksport was busy.

A day stop to go to the fort and observation tower, 2014-09-10
Captain: , Portland, Oregon (576)

We stopped there for a short time to go to Fort Knox across the river and to the observation tower in the "new" bridge near the fort. There is no taxi service in the town so you have to "bum" a ride over to the fort and back. A man at the marina offered to take us over to the fort and pick us up when we needed to come back. Get a combination ticket for both the fort and the tower and walk down to the tower after touring the fort. Unfortunately, there isn't much interpretation available at the fort. In fact, except for the visitors, there were no docents available to answer questions or, for that matter, protect the fort itself from the public. It is a short tour but very interesting.

Great Reprovisioning Stop, 2012-08-14
Captain: , Maple Shade NJ (612)

Buscksport has the nice public dock with water and a 1hour tie-up. There is a laundromat a short walk (<.5 mi.) toward the mill and there is a Hannaford grocery at the south end of the river walk just under the bridge. There is room to anchor northwest of the small bridge where the chart shows 16ft. Holding was good but plan on a fair amount of current. Pay attention to the tides for the trip up the river, the current runs pretty strong through the narrows by the new high level bridge.

day trip up Penobscot, 2010-09-01
Captain: , Castine, Maine (110)

This is a comfortable, easy ramp with a good amount of parking. There is no dock, so be prepared to get your feet wet. It is a great location to launch a boat for a daytrip up the mighty Penobscot. Choose your tides carefully. There is some tidal current at the rampsite.

Bucksport is under appreciated!, 2007-02-01
Captain: , Camden, Maine (741)

Besides this nice Public Landing facility, Bucksport has a good anchorage, and a wonderful waterfront walkway extending from what's known as the "lower bridge" up past the Landing to the paper mill. It also has the amazing new high bridge, about a mile down river with a 420' observatory built into the western pylon. A neat way to get to it is by dinghy across to the historic Fort Knox, tieing up to its granite pier (near high tide), and then walking to the pylon base.

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