Notes and History
ME 127 as originally designated in 1925 ran between Gardiner near Randolph
at NEI 20 (now US 201) and Wiscasset at NEI 1 (now US 1), including
the Kennebec River crossing to Gardiner.
After the Maine Great Renumbering, this
alignment became part of new route ME 27 and
ME 127 was moved to a new routing that branched off its old one
south through Dresden and Woolwich to Georgetown -- the first in a string of
consecutively numbered present-day south coast "dead-end" routes, some from
before the Maine Great Renumbering and some after. In 1939, this was extended
out to Five Islands, terminating apparently at the shoreline (or possibly
at the corner of Old Schoolhouse Rd and 5 Islands Rd; it is not clear
exactly). The route was retracted back to the intersection of 5 Islands Rd
and Seguinland Rd, probably its historic terminus, around 2003-4 although it
seems likely that signage past that point is still up.
Previously ME 127 crossed to Arrowsic (south of Woolwich and
US 1) on an older crossing which now appears to be destroyed;
the approaches seem to be Old Arrowsic Rd and Preble Point Rd. The nearby
railroad crossing is dated 1949 and the Sasonoa River crossing itself is
dated 1950, making it the likely date of realignment.
It is unclear if Old Stage Rd north of Arrowsic was also bypassed by the