Eggemoggin Salt Works

A Simple Plan

At our heart, we are a mother and son team who hatched an idea to inspire simplicity in food, and in business.

Eggemoggin Salt Works grew out of a desire to let a little bit of Maine's 'back-to-basics' way of life go home with the people who visit from away. In the process, we became a member, and advocate, of the local food movement and have found ourselves quickly becoming a staple on dinner tables, kitchen counters, and in spice cabinets around the region.

 

Location

The Eggemoggin Reach has been famous for many centuries with sailors, rusticators, tourists, lobster fishermen, and Abenaki Indians prior to the European arrival. At one time or another, it belonged to the French, the Dutch, and to England's Plymouth Colony. It was plied by explorers like Champlain, Gorges 

Located on the eastern side of Penobscot Bay between Deer Isle, Little Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Brooklin, the name comes from two different sources:

“Eggemoggin" /ɛ́g ə mog ɪn/ meaning the "fish weir place" in native Abenaki
“Reach” being a sailing term which means to travel perpendicular to the wind. It’s the fastest way to sail. 

This 8 mile long, narrow channel is flanked by granite, Ellsworth schist, spruce trees and hardwoods and is spanned by a 1939 suspension bridge. The channel now bears the name The Reach and so we lovingly call our salt Reach Salt in honor of it. 

 

 



 

 A Sense of Place 

We're lucky to call our island home. Our Reach has a storied and historic past involving sailors (where the term 'reach' comes from), fishermen of all sorts, Native Americans and even European explorers. It has provided in many ways for many peoples and now we want to share a pinch of it with you.