Naskeag Point’s picturesque sandspit, which really is a pebblespit, is attractive in several senses. It attracts tourist and local harbor-gazers, sea glass collectors, summer bathers, winter sea ice, dog walkers, shore birds, occasional seals, fishing vessel skiffs, kayaks, careless sailors, trucks with trailers, and lobster trap dumpers.


When it’s inconvenient to offload storage-bound traps at the Town Dock there, fishing vessel crews sometimes drop the traps into the water over the spit at high tide. At low tide, they back their trailers next to the traps, load them up, and drive them home to clean and store. (Brooklin, Maine)