Casco Bay

Chebeague

Chebeague Island

In the 19th century, Chebeague was a maritime shipping center, with its stone sloops carrying granite from Maine to build great wharves, lighthouses, and buildings in the major ports of the East Coast.

Cliff Island

Cliff Island

The smallest year-round island in Casco Bay, Cliff Island is the last stop “down the bay” on the ferry.

Great Diamond

Great Diamond

Great Diamond Island is part of the city of Portland and the community consists of two islands, Great Diamond and Little Diamond, connected by a sandbar at low tide.

Long Island

Long Island

Long Island is located in the middle of Casco Bay, approximately three miles from the coast of Falmouth.

Peaks Island

Peaks Island

Peaks Island is the most populated island in Casco Bay and a popular destination during the summer for day-trippers.

Penboscot Bay

Isle Au Haut

Isle Au Haut

Home to the lesser known section of Acadia National Park, Isle Au Haut is also a thriving year-round community some seven miles off of Stonington.

North

Islesboro

A 20 minute ferry ride from Lincolnville, Islesboro is home to seasonal estates, a thriving year-round community, several boatyards, and an active lobstering fleet.

Matinicus

Matinicus

Matinicus Island is located approximately 22 miles off the coast of Rockland.

Monhegan

Monhegan

Among the most iconic sites on the entire coast, Monhegan is famous for its small, close-knit fishing industry and its reputation as a seasonal and year-round home to artists for more than four centuries.

North Haven

North Haven

North Haven, with a rich history of farming, tourism, and lobster fishing, is now home to one of Maine's most recognized restaurants and the state's smallest K–12 public school.

Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven

Largely composed of granite, Vinalhaven was once home to some of the most productive quarries on the Maine coast. Now, it's one of the top lobster landing ports in the state, and the largest on any island.

Down East

Frenchboro

Frenchboro (Long Island)

The town of Frenchboro is located on Long Island, near Swan's Island, but incorporates eleven other islands, including Great Duck, Little Duck, and Mount Desert Rock. The primary industry in the town is lobster fishing.

Great Cranberry Island

Great Cranberry Island

One of five islands that make up the town of Cranberry Isles, Great Cranberry offers stunning views of the mountains of Acadia National Park.

Islesford

Islesford (Little Cranberry)

Islesford is one of two year-round communities that make up Cranberry Isles. It is home to a successful lobster fishing cooperative, art galleries, and restaurants.

Swans Island

Swan's Island

Swan's Island has its own lobster zone, with a significantly lower trap limit than many other fishing areas. The lobster industry provides a majority of income earned by island families.

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