Friday Feature: Foster Island in Harrington, Maine

SouthernEnd1Foster Island is a 300+ acre island located in Narraguagus Bay that has been owned by the Rockefeller family since the 1960s. The island features a small homestead, pier with mooring off the southeast cove, an expansive field on the southern end, and a system of walking trails. Conservation easements were placed on the property in 1976 to protect the wildlife and rural nature of the island.

Heading Downeast along the coast of Maine turn north up Narraguagus Bay and you will find Foster Island. This 300+ acre island in Harrington (near Milbridge) offers a variety of landscapes for the adventurer to enjoy. Access to the Island from the mainland is about a twenty-minute boat ride from the Milbridge Town Landing to the pier on the southeast side of the Island located in a protected cove.

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About the Area

Foster Island, located along the Maine Coast off Machias in Harrington is a breathtaking 300+ acre island in Narraguagus Bay. A twenty-minute boat ride from the Milbridge town landing to its own pier on the southeast side of the island in a protected cove, Foster Island offers a variety of landscapes for the adventurer to enjoy. Like the entire Maine coastline, rugged cliffs meet protected coves and pines and birch trees cover the rocky grounds. With the protection of a conservation easement put in place in 1973 that allows only up to 5 homes to be constructed there, Foster Island will remain a truly unique Maine island.

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