Knowles

Outer Islands

Several islands are accessible from the main harbors on Mount Desert Island; most offer year-round communities as well as ideal summer get-aways.

Frenchboro is a quiet year-round fishing village situated on Outer Long Island, which is only accessible by boat. The village is located 8 miles off the coast of Mount Desert Island.

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FRENCHBORO RESOURCES:
LIBRARY

Frenchboro Library
207-334-2924

SCHOOL

Frenchboro Elementary School
207-334-2944

POST OFFICE

Frenchboro Post Office
207-334-2938

TOWN OFFICE

Frenchboro Town Office
207-334-2933

Great Cranberry Island is served by a year-round mail boat from Northeast Harbor and seasonally from Southwest Harbor. The population of 30+ swells in the summer time to over 300. Amenities include a library, small store, museum, cafe, and seasonal artists’ studios.

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GREAT CRANBERRY ISLAND RESOURCES:
LIBRARY

Great Cranberry Library
207-244-7358

POST OFFICE

Great Cranberry Post Office
207-244-3328

Greening Island, primarily a summer community, is located just off the coast of Southwest Harbor. The island was originally a sheep farm with no trees and island-wide grazing. J.G. Thorp of Cambridge, Mass. was the first to purchase land and build a summer home in the 1920s; Raventhorp is an important reminder of the cultural forces that shaped the building environment of Maine’s great summer colonies.

Isle au Haut is an island in Penobscot Bay some seven miles from the mainland. Most of the island is Acadia National Park land, preserving its beauty for future generations. A small village with year-round residents and summer cottages is located in the Thorofare at the northern end of the island. Accessible by private boat or year-round passenger ferry.

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ISLE AU HAUT RESOURCES:
SCHOOL

Isle au Haut Rural School
207-335-2521

LIBRARY

Revere Memorial Library

TOWN OFFICE

Isle au Haut Town Office
207-335-5001

Little Cranberry Island (Islesford) is situated about 3 miles off the coast of Mount Desert Island. Accessed via ferry service from either Northeast or Southwest Harbor, this island offers many diverse distractions, including beach-combing, forested walks, a lovely waterfront restaurant, and a museum.

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ISLESFORD RESOURCES:
POST OFFICE

Islesford Post Office
207-244-5621

SCHOOL

Islesford Elementary School
207-244-3961

LIBRARY

Islesford Library
207-244-9565

TOWN OFFICE

Cranberry Isles Town Office
207-244-4475

Sutton Island is located about two miles off Mount Desert Island. The island offers winding paths around and through the forested island. The majority of the properties on Sutton Island are protected by conservation easements.

Swans Island is reached via a year-round ferry service from Bass Harbor. Vehicles are allowed on the ferry. The island is quiet, private and peaceful. Swan’s Island and the surrounding area is noted for excellent sailing and cruising.

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SWAN’S ISLAND RESOURCES:
LIBRARY

Swan’s Island Library
207-526-4330

POST OFFICE

Swan’s Island Post Office
207-526-4194

SCHOOL

Swan’s Island Elementary School
207-526-4300

TOWN OFFICE

Swan’s Island Town Office
207-526-4279

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