Monhegan Travel Guide

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Monhegan Overview

A gorgeous island roughly ten miles off the coast of Maine, Monhegan is officially a "plantation" (something sort of between a town and a township). The island is one square mile in area and there are only about sixty permanent residents, almost all being lobstering families.

The island was one of the first trading posts established by England in the New World and it was here that Sagamore learned the language, enabling him to amaze the Pilgrims at Plymouth by uttering "Welcome Englishmen". The back side of the island features dramatic 150-foot cliffs and is one of the most stunning spots on the East Coast of the United States.

Several ferries offer daily service to the island during summer months (though none permit you to bring a car along) and during the warmer months Monhegan becomes an artists colony. The Wyeth family has owned property here for some time and Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent and George Bellows are only a short list of famous artists inspired by the island's wonderful scenery.

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The City of Rockland is located about 42 miles to the east of Augusta Maine which is the state capital and is located in Knox County. Its main industry is comercial fishing and lobstering. …
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