Unspoiled and beautiful Merrymeeting Bay lies at the junction of six rivers and drains nearly 40% of Maine. It is recognized as an internationally significant resource for its migratory waterfowl, anadromous fish populations, including short-nosed sturgeon and Atlantic salmon, as well as its bald eagles, ospreys, hawks, the occasional peregrine falcon, and rare plants.
One can travel by boat from the Bay, through the Chops, down the Kennebec, past Bath, and then on to Popham beach and cruising on the open ocean. The Bay itself is excellent for windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and sailing (with private access we have moored our 24' shallow-draught Nimble sailboat very near to the house). In the winter most of the Bay freezes and the area lends itself to cross-country skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing and smelt fishing.
The house is reached by a private dirt driveway, 300 yards in length, and cannot be seen from the road, hidden by 60 pine trees. It is the end of the line.
The house sits amid glorious privacy. There are no other houses on the waterfront in this section of Bowdoinham. There are no immediate neighbors. There is nothing but water in front of the house, facing south/south-east. To the east is a state wildlife sanctuary. To the north and west none of the land can ever be developed; in 2010 all of the adjacent land was preserved in perpetuity for agriculture only.