Damariscove Island, Boothbay Harbor

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Damariscove is an uninhabited island that is part of Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine, United States, about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the coast at the mouth of the Damariscotta River. The long, narrow island is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long and 1,500 feet (460 m) at its widest point. The island has served in the past as a fishing settlement and a Coast Guard life saving station.
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  • It's hard to get there without one's own boat. But it's a magical place with unspoiled nature and fascinating history 
    It's hard to get there without one's own boat. But it's a magical place with unspoiled nature and fascinating history  more »
  • For a time this historical island hosted the oldest ongoing English-speaking settlement in America. Now part of it is available for visiting and hiking every summer while some of it is a bird... 
    For a time this historical island hosted the oldest ongoing English-speaking settlement in America. Now part of it is available for visiting and hiking every summer while some of it is a bird...  more »
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  • I have been here three times and every time was fantastic. Mind the poison ivy as it is quite prevalent. Swimming at the head of the harbor was superb. Three guest Moorings can make your visit even more relaxing and secure. It is a tight harbor and gets busy on the weekends.
  • This little gem is well worth the visit. There are some nice trails to explore on the island itself, but even a cruise into the harbor is a sight to behold.

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