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Monhegan Island, Maine

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The area was first explored in 1605. Largest of a group of islands formerly called Monhegan Plantation, it's now administrated by the Monhegan Island Trust.

Monhegan Island is about 1 mile wide and 1.5 miles long.

In 1605, it was named Isle St. George by George Waymouth and, in 1606, Isle La Nef by Champlain.

Monhegan was the rendezvous of the Popham Colony in 1607. They landed and held a Thanksgiving Service for their safe arrival, under the cross which had been there erected by George Waymouth.

Please Note

For all things legal: Courts, Sherriff, etc. Monhegan is part of Lincoln County. For all things educational it is part of SAD 40 in Thomaston, Knox County.
The 911 emergency dispatch comes out of Rockland, Knox County. Monhegan's zip code is 04851


It is situated off the coast south of Rockland. Take the ferry from Port Clyde, at th south end of Route #121. The Monhegan Light is located here. There are other lighthouses on other islands in the group.


Sena Spear Havasy
KnoxGenWeb Co-ordinator

Most recent revision May 2011

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