Landslide Threatens Camps in Stockton Springs 

Catherine Pegram

A coastal landslide in Stockton Springs is threatening to wash out the ground beneath at least two camps on Fort Point Cove.A marine geologist with the Maine Geological Survey says about 2-hundred feet of shore line on Schooner Drive slid down into the water late last night. We’re told the top of the bluff has receded about 30 feet. Officials say the recent heavy rains have saturated muddy coastal bluffs and areas prone to landslides could be in danger of more washouts this weekend. In Stockton Springs, a railroad track near Fort Point Cove is also at risk because of eroding land. Emergency management teams from the state and Knox county have been notified of the problem. One of the homeowners has a private engineering consultant on site, too.