This spectacular 24-acre peninsula with nearly half a mile of shorefront is on the market for the first time in 173 years. The peninsula has a stunning granite shoreline, protected deep water anchorage, meadows, hand dug wells, a small pond, old stone walls and granite foundations, and a variety of trees including antique apple trees and established white pines. Unobstructed southerly ocean views of Winter Harbor/Seal Bay and their protected islands, and breathtaking elevated views of Isle Au Haut Bay and Deer Isle from the eastern tip.
The property was recently surveyed and includes an existing driveway on the southern end as well as electricity to one cabin. A circular walking path goes to the eastern tip and provides insight into the diverse landscape, elevations, and vistas.
''The Murch House'' is the primary residence and only stone dwelling on Vinalhaven. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and was built c. 1850 by William Murch for his son Isaac using granite from Starboard Rock, a nearby land preserve. The Murch family were fishermen and subsistence farmers who lived simply off the land. The house was last occupied year-round in 2012.
This is an ideal property for a family compound, avid boaters, preservationists, and those interested in historic homes.
(Seller is seeking a conservation-minded buyer. Subdivision restrictions will likely transfer)