Celebrate the Sea at Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park and the Downeast Fisheries Trail invite the public to “Celebrate the Sea” at a June 1 dedication of eight new interpretive panels installed at Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

The displays describe life and the sea that surround Campobello Island and the lives of the people who have lived, worked and played on Passamaquoddy Bay. An interpretive deck with seven panels erected at Friar’s Bay Beach illustrates the ecology of Passamaquoddy Bay, the Roosevelt family’s love of the sea, regional tribal heritage, the fisheries and aquaculture way of life, the Downeast Fisheries Trail and opportunities for research and education around the Bay. At Mulholland Light, another panel celebrates the life and service of Angus Newman, the light’s last keeper.

The event is free and open to the public. The program begins at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time) and includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony, traditional music of Maine and New Brunswick by From Away Downeast, readings by Maine poets and lighthouse stories.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park is on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, just across the international border from Lubec at the easternmost tip of Maine. The park’s focal points are the Franklin D. Roosevelt summer cottage and the surrounding 2,800-acre natural area.

The Downeast Fisheries Trail celebrates the fisheries heritage, past and present, of eastern Maine. It is coordinated by the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine. More information on the Downeast Fisheries Trail is online. For directions to Campobello, visit the park’s website. Passports are required to cross the international border.