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Freeport residents buy Desert of Maine

The Desert of Maine is considered a geological wonder with vast expanses of sand, that's attracted tourists for nearly a century, dating back to 1925. (WGME)

FREEPORT (WGME) – A Freeport landmark, and well-known attraction, has new owners Thursday night.

The Desert of Maine has been purchased by Freeport residents Mela and Doug Heestand.

The Desert of Maine is considered a geological wonder with vast expanses of sand, that's attracted tourists for nearly a century, dating back to 1925.

The new owners say they're planning a large renovation, including the campground.

They also say admission to the Desert of Maine will be free for Freeport residents during the upcoming summer tourist season, which opens next May.

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