- Now removed since this aerial photo was taken, Veazie Dam was the first dam blocking the Penobscot before the Gulf of Maine.
- Veazie Dam is the second dam to be removed as part of the ambitious Penobscot River Restoration Project. Upriver, Great Works Dam was removed in 2012.
- On July 22, 2013, hundreds gathered on the Penobscot River's shores to celebrate the start of an all-summer-long removal project.
- Elected officials and partners spoke of the promise of restoring access for sea-running fish and providing economic and social benefits.
- Members of the Penobscot Indian Nation celebrate the project's ambitious goals to restore their tribe's namesake river.
- Ultimately, the project involves removing Veazie and Great Works dams (done!) and providing fish passage at Milford and Howland and Milford dams upriver.
- When completed, the project is expected to greatly improve access to 1,000 miles of habitat for endangered Atlantic salmon, American shad, alewife, and eight other species of sea-run fish.
- It's an ambitious project, and you can help by donating today.
Restoring Hope for a River