Commercial shipping channels in Penobscot Bay.

Click each link for an image of a portion of the route. The purple bar is the official 1/2 mile wide tanker route. Tankers, including LNG vvessels, can be anywhere within that bar. Note that a 1 mile security zone around the shipping lane would impact numerous important lobstering areas.

Monhegan to Mussel Ridge

Matinicus to south of Vinalhaven

Mussel Ridge area

Friendship to Mussel Ridge

Owls Head to Camden

Camden to Belfast

Northport to Penobscot River mouth

Scale from chart (black bar in center= 1 mile)