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. Rockland harbor is protected by a mile long granite wall leading out to the lighthouse giving the harbor some protection for the boats docked there.
The town's main street has retail shops, bars and resturaunts, banks and hotels. Rockland also is home to the Maine Lobster Festival and the North Atlantic Blues Festival wich take place during the summer months.