Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Islands

 

Eagle Island Bailey Island Malaga Island Seguin Southport Island Damariscove Island Monhegan and Manana Islands Georges Islands Matinicus and Criehaven Islands Dix Island Curtis Island North Haven Island Vinalhaven Island Isle au Haut Deer Isle Swans Island Long Island (Frenchboro) Mount Desert Island Cranberry Isles Campobello Island Beals Island Chebeague Island Islesboro

Maine has thousands of islands. Many have had an interesting history in the discovery of Maine by Europeans, to granite quarrying, sheep raising, tourism, and summer cottages. Here is a tour of some of the more substantial islands, from Downeast to the southern coast. Hover over the green to find your island, then click to go to the article.

Sailing West IconSailing East Icon<== Up West               Downeast ==>

Peaks Southport The Georges Islands North Haven Frenchboro
Chebeague Seguin Dix Vinalhaven Cranberry Isles
Eagle Damariscove Matinicus and Criehaven Isle au Haut Mount Desert
Bailey Manana Curtis Deer Isle Beals
 Malaga Monhegan Islesboro
Swan’s Island Campobello

Additional resources

Bill Caldwell, Islands of Maine.

Conkling, Philip W. Islands In Time: A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of The Gulf Of Maine. Camden, Me. Down East Books. 1999.

Curran, Sarah and Jeremy Gabrielson. ISLAND INDICATORS: A Report by the Island Institute. Rockland, ME. 2007.

The Maine Island Trail 2000: Stewardship Handbook & Guidebook. Maine Island Trail Association. Maine. 2000.

Simpson, Dorothy. The Maine Islands in Story and Legend.

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