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Description

Location Lat 43.712491 / Lon -70.052524

Accessible only by boat. NOTE: Overnight use of moorings is prohibited.

VHF channel 9 is monitored by the park staff.

Hours / Season Open June 15 - Labor Day; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Daily.

Fee charged - cash or check only, no credit cards accepted.

Visitors arriving by personal watercraft:

If arriving to Eagle Island by personal watercraft, please contact Eagle Island's staff for mooring and anchorage instructions on VHF-FM channel 9, or proceed directly to the float at the end of the pier.

Download boat information that is listed below, as a PDF (195KB).

Tour Boats and Charters Servicing Eagle Island:

Portland and South Portland

1. Atlantic Water Taxi and Charter Company

Commercial Street, Portland

http://atlanticwatertaxi.com/

(207) 776-0017

2. Casco Bay Custom Charters

Ocean Street, South Portland

http://cascobaycustomcharters

(207) 205-5796

3. Fogg's Portland Express Water Taxi & Charters

Commercial Street, Portland

www.foggsboatwork.com

207-415-8493

4. Island Girl Water Taxi & Charters

Captain Catherine Corey

Willard Beach, South Portland

catherincorey@islandgirlwatertaxi.com

207-779-0305

5. Portland Harbor Water Tours

Captain Ben Graffius

Commercial Street, Portland

http://www.portlandharborwatertours.com/

(207) 200-8691

Chebeague Island

1. Chebeague Water Taxi

Taxi and Charter Services

http://chebeaguewatertaxi.com/

207-846-5683

Freeport

1. Casco Bay Wild

Captain Mike Brown

www.CascoBayWild.com

207-865-9611

2. Seacoast Tours

Captain Peter Milholand

SeacoastToursME.com

207-798-2001

Harpswell - Bailey Island

1.Casco Bay Sights-N-Lights

Captain Len Duda

www.cascobaysightseeing.com

207-406-2124

207-837-1788

Download boat information as a PDF (195KB).

Nestled a few miles off the coast of Maine, Eagle Island State Historic Site, and National Historic Landmark, receives about 6,000 visitors each season who tour the summer home of North Pole Explorer Admiral Robert Peary. Purchased in 1881 for $200, the island provides a perfect perch for Peary's summer home that overlooks Casco Bay and surrounding islands. Eagle Island received National Historic Landmark designation from the Secretary of the Interior on August 25, 2014 in recognition of the property's national significance in the history of the United States.

Panoramic views of ocean scenery, squawking seagulls, and fragrant flowers offer guests a unique opportunity to live a day in the life of the famous 1900s explorer. The island is void of any mechanical devices and from the moment visitors arrive, one gets the sense that Admiral Peary and his wife, Josephine could be sitting atop the library's roof watching people explore corners of their island getaway. Josephine cultivated beautiful gardens that featured foxgloves among other colorful flowers. Bureau of Parks and Lands staff tend those same gardens today.

While in the area, make it a point to also visit the Peary-McMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Admiral Peary was a graduate of Bowdoin.

Learn more about LWCF.

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History

Visit the Friends of Eagle Island website.

If you are interested in learning about geology around the state, check out the Maine Geological Survey Searchable Database.

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Activities

  • Beaches
  • Boating (motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Sea kayaking
  • Watchable wildlife

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Rules

  • Overnight use of moorings is prohibited.
  • Stay on designated trails. Trails are for walking only.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash and under control at all times; please pick up after your pet.
  • Fires are strictly prohibited on the Eagle Island. The Island does not have any grills or designated areas for making fires.
  • Do not pick or remove anything natural: please leave it for others to enjoy.
  • Enjoy wildlife from a distance: do not feed or disturb animals or birds.
  • See Rules for State Parks and Historic Sites

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Tours and Programs

View the Maine Parks and Lands Annual Events Listing

Sortable Calendar of Maine Parks and Lands Events

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Services and Facilities

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Location

Casco Bay, Maine

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Fees

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Contact

Eagle Island State Historic Site
P.O. Box 161
S. Harpswell, ME 04079
(207) 624-6080 (c/o Region Office)
NOTE: Site Admission by cash or check only.
Credit cards are not accepted.

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Directions and Parking

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EAGLE ISLAND IS ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT ONLY
About 3 miles off the coast of Harpswell

VHF channel 9 is monitored by the park staff; call if you need mooring or anchorage instructions. Or you may proceed directly to the float at the end of the pier.

See the Tour/Passenger Vessel listing near the top of the main column of this page.

Relevant Contacts

Friends of Peary's Eagle Island