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Hancock

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Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,394 at the 2010 census. Located on the mainland at the head of Frenchman Bay, Hancock has commanding views of Mount Desert Island.HistoryIt was first settled in 1766 by Philip and S. Hodgkins from Georgetown. Formed from portions of Sullivan, Trenton and Plantation No. 8, the town was incorporated by the state legislature on February 21, 1828 and named for John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence. It had two water power sites to operate mills—the Kilkenny and Egypt streams. There was one gristmill, four shingle mills and four lath mills. Other products included staves, lumber, boots, shoes, wagons and sleighs. Many inhabitants were engaged in seafaring, particularly fishing at the Grand Banks.
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Wildlife Area
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
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Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Frenchman Bay Conservancy
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Geologic Formation
Schoodic Point Winter Harbor
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Duration: 2 hours
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Observation Deck
Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory Prospect
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Kisma Preserve Trenton
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Duration: 2 hours
Historic Site
Penobscot Marine Museum Searsport
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Duration: 2 hours

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