Lodging News | Gull Cottage, ME Turning Over To Space Force

Updated: Jul 12

The Gull Cottage in Maine is planning to be turned over to Space Force. Lodging at the Gull Cottage is open until September 1st. The Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center took reservations for Gull Cottage until August 31st., but unfortunately, they are fully booked up for the remainder of the summer.


Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center is not affected by this change, only the Gull Cottage. For more information about Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center, check out their MWR Website here: Navy MWR Portsmouth Shipyard.



The Ellsworth American ~" Space Force To Command satellite facility


GOULDSBORO — More than half a century ago, the U.S. Navy began operating on the Schoodic Peninsula, but its lengthy presence will end Oct. 1 when the U.S. Space Force assumes command of the Prospect Harbor naval operation as part of its consolidation of communications satellites across the nation. The planned transfer of command hinges on Congress’s passage of government funding by Sept. 30.


The reorganization also will incorporate the Navy’s satellite ground control units at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif., North Finegayan Island in Guam and Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado.


Speaking from Washington, D.C., Tuesday, U.S. Space Force spokesman Col. Nicholas Mercurio confirmed that the Navy’s narrowband satellite system is imminently due be transferred to the newest branch of the American military. He said the command change of the Prospect Harbor operation and the three other naval units involves the transfer of a total of 17 military and 59 civilian personnel positions. He declined to say how many of those positions are in Prospect Harbor.


‘These units are being transferred because they are closely aligned in mission with corresponding units in the Space Force and they are operating together already, ‘Mercurio explained. He said making them part of the U.S. Space Force ‘enhances unity of effort and mission effectiveness in the satellite communications area.’


At their Sept. 9 meeting, Gouldsboro Select Board members were notified of the Prospect Harbor Naval Satellite Operations Center’s imminent transfer to the U.S. Space Force starting in October by the U.S. Navy’s community plans and liaison officer, Jackie Johnston. She is the community liaison for naval operations from Maine’s naval facility in Cutler to New York. The Cutler communications facility, whose mission differs greatly from the Prospect Harbor station’s function, is not included in the command change. Its mission remains to provide navigational signals and maintain communications with ships, planes and submarines in the North Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.


‘Whenever there’s been a need, you have always been there,’ Select Board Chairman Dana Rice told Johnston, adding he hoped the U.S. Space Force would be as good a neighbor as the Navy has been.” ~ The Elllsworth American.


So far, we have no information on what Space Force plans are for the Gull Cottage. For more information on the Cottage, click on the link below for the full article.


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