Saccarappa: Past, Present, and Future

This walk will be led by Michael Shaughnessy, founding member of Friends of the Presumpscot, former Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine, and Discover Downtown Westbrook Board member.

Westbrook has a deeply rooted relationship with the Presumpscot river, yet its history often goes unrecognized. Join Michael as he shares the fascinating history of the restoration of the Presumpscot river and its dynamic ecosystem. The walk will begin at the north (upstream) end of The Dana Warp Mill. We will visit the restored eastern falls. Then to the Fish ladder and Lower Falls. Then to the Western Falls. We will discuss the historic Indigenous, colonial and post-colonial significance, the restoration process, and the ecological importance of the falls. As well we will have a discussion about the future potential of the Falls as a regionally important public space in Downtown Westbrook.


There will be some steeper sections as we walk near the river. About a mile.

Starting Location:

North End of the Dana Warp Mill

Ending Location:

North End of the Dana Warp Mill
98 Bridge St
Westbrook, Maine 04092

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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May 4, 2024 / 4:00 PM

Led by: Michael Shaughnessy
Organization: Discover Downtown Westbrook
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: Westbrook
County: Cumberland
Language(s): English