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Goslings, The

The Goslings Aerial View (2011)

The Goslings Aerial View (2011)

Two Islands

These two small islands, in the town of Harpswell, are in Middle Bay, a major inlet off Casco Bay. A popular destination for boaters, they lie just off the southern tip of Lower Goose Island. Each has campsites with a strict carry-in carry-out policy. Maine Coast Heritage Trust is the owner and steward.

About 30 private moorings (yellow dots) were located north of the islands and west of Goose Island in 2011.  The area is also a Coast Guard designated anchorage area.

Mooring Field and Anchorage (2015)

Mooring Field and Anchorage (2015)

The Goslings looking South, Little Whaleboat Island in Distance (2015)

The Goslings from the Anchorage, Little Whaleboat Island in Distance (2015) @

West Gosling

This island, the smaller of the two, lies closest to Lower Goose Island. A sandy beach offers easy access on the north end.  Several small campsites may be found along an interior trail.

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East Gosling

The longer outer island has a small beach across from West Gosling.  An easy climb up the rocky shore leads to the welcome sign, the campsite at the north end, and to a fine view of lush foliage on the northern tip.  An indistinct trail leads south to another campsite, which requires an advance reservation.

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Ferns in the Interior (2015)

Ferns in the Interior (2015)

View to West Gosling and Lower Goose (2015)

View to West Gosling and Lower Goose (2015)

Additional resources

Town of Harpswell. Town of Harpswell Coastal Waters Management Plan. Harpswell, Me. April 2011.

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