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Damariscove Island

Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Amazing history and beauty!

This island had European settlers that predate Plymouth plantation. Fascinating history on this... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Wonderful Drive to Lighthouse

A Must Drive when in Boothbay along Route 96 down around point to lighthouse. Stop at Lobsterman's... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
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Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This island had European settlers that predate Plymouth plantation. Fascinating history on this island capturing the essence of 17th and 18th century America. Check out the tiny museum, hike to the lookout tower hill, cross over to the west-side of the island. This island has...More

Thank AnchorAweigh
Reviewed 30 July 2015

A Must Drive when in Boothbay along Route 96 down around point to lighthouse. Stop at Lobsterman's Wharf for Twinlobster lunch /dinner.

8  Thank 129joycem
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Visited by private boat I'm not sure how one visits any other way. But if you can get there it is a magical place. It had a large thriving fishing community as early as the 1600s. Now deserted except for one private house and a...More

3  Thank Discriminating_8
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Very typical little Maine town, nice shops and great restaurants. Drive the Island and see some of the greatest shoreline views, lighthouses and antiques.

3  Thank Mario C
Reviewed 18 December 2014

A tiny little island off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. The protected horseshoe harbor has courtesy tenders and moorings. There is and old Coast Guard lifesaving station and small museum. This is one of the oldest settlements of the new world, Well worth the trip...More

Reviewed 7 October 2014

Drive down to Pemaquid Point and visit the lighthouse. Come back to Damariscotta for a bite to eat and shopping. Artsy feel to the town,

2  Thank huntertms
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Not only is it one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to....my family roots run deep there. My grandfather was raised on the island many moons ago. It's historic and breathtaking.

1  Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 3 July 2014

What the Maine coast is all about. Beautiful things to see, and what a view of the coast and ocean. We try to include this into our stops when we visit Maine.

2  Thank allenfizer
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This island is best approached by your own boat. The inner cove has moorings where you can meet your friends for a tie-up or you can come by yourself to explore the island. It is a special place, uninhabited except by a privileged few who...More

7  Thank CricketNut91
Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you want a nice relaxing afternoon , head to this island, anchor your boat, have a picnic, don't bring your dogs,

Thank 947alanf
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tammy o
Hello. Is there any way to get to the island if you do not own a private boat?
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