Island is the second newest town in Maine.
Residents seceded from the City of Portland in 1993.
The Town of Long Island is located 3.5 miles from the mainland and is one
of the three largest of the 222 Casco Bay islands.
Its long, narrow shape, 3.5 miles long a half mile wide is the origin of
its name.. The year-round population, approximately 200, receives ferry service
from Casco Bay Lines. Among the regular commuters are children who have grown
beyond their K-5, Long Island School. The
Island boasts one of the nicest public beaches in the state. Singing Sands is a state park and a quick 15-walk from town
landing. Provisions are available
at Boathouse Beverage and Long
Island Store. It features live entertainment on the deck overlooking Casco
Bay. For overnight accommodations,
there is the Chestnut Hill Inn which also offers fine dining by reservation.
Guest Rooms are available by calling Emily Jacobs at Cove Side or Chris Watters
at Christine's By the Sea.