Construction under way on new seaweed processing plant

HANCOCK Construction is under way on a new $1.35-million seaweed processing plant for Maine Coast Sea Vegetables.

According to the application approved by the town, the 80-foot-by-220-foot building will be single-story on a slab and located on the Washington Junction Road.

Owner Shep Erhart was not immediately available for comment.

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables is based on George’s Pond Road in Franklin and specializes in seaweeds harvested from the North Atlantic.

The company sells species such as Dulse, Kelp (Kombu), Alaria (Wakame), Laver (Nori), Sea Lettuce, Bladderwrack, Rockweed and Irish Moss.

The sea vegetables are dried at low temperatures and hand packed.

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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