Brian and I enjoyed this little gem, all to ourselves, for the afternoon.
Damariscove Island was one of the earliest settlements in Maine. The Abenaki Native American tribe were the first to inhabit the island. During the 1600’s, Europeans arrived and transformed the island into a bustling fishing harbour. Later, Damariscove became a family owned farming community large enough to support a school. Today, the island is owned by the Boothbay Region Land Trust.
The Damariscove Lifesaving Station, at the southern end of the harbour, has been entered into the National Registrar of Historic Places.