One Maine Lake has a Giant Sawdust Pile that’s also the Boat Launch
Maine can be a weird place.
I mean, we all know that. I guess that's kind of a painfully obvious statement. But we have a desert. We have a giant fiberglass Paul Bunyan statue. We have a Duck of Justice attracts tourists from all over. Heck, we have a traffic pole at a Walmart that people travel to so they can have their picture taken with it.
But one might not think we'd have more than one giant sawdust pile next to a lake. But we do. There's one in Milo on Schoodic Lake. There's also supposedly one in Mattawamkeag, although I've never seen that one personally. But there's one lakeside sawdust pile that brings a whole new spin to upcycling.
This pile is also a boat launch.
On Snowshoe Lake, which is located at T7-R7, near-ish to Shin Pond, there was allegedly an old sawmill from back in Maine's lumbering heyday. It would prep logs to head down river, and what's left behind in this spot all these years later, is just the giant sawdust pile left behind.
In Milo, their sawdust pile has become something of a makeshift beach. Up on Snowshoe Lake, they've gone a step further and it's now a boat launch. And it's worth launching into. It's over 600 acres, and there are game fish in the lake, like smallmouth bass and salmon.
It's funny how Mainers will just take an old "useless" spot like this and turn it into something over-the-top useful. It's truly Yankee Ingenuity as its finest. And this is no small spot, you can even see it on Google Earth. It's pretty nuts. But again, we're not just gonna let a good sawdust pile go to waste, are we?