Visit Islesford Historical Museum
Explore the Cranberry Isles and the lives of their hardy inhabitants in the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island. On permanent exhibit in every corner of the museum are objects—many of them everyday tools of their time—that tell stories of island life: sextant and octants, harpoon gun and ship clocks, store ledgers and weights. In addition to the museum and interpretive exhibits, facilities include restrooms, drinking fountains, and a small bookstore.
The island is accessible by mail boat or tour boat from Northeast Harbor or Southwest Harbor. From late May through September, the park offers the ranger-narrated Islesford Historical Cruise, which makes a 45-minute stop at the museum (see schedule of events for dates and times).
The Islesford Historical Museum continues its mission of celebrating Islesford’s cultural history. Since 2014, rotating exhibits curated by Friends of the Islesford Historical Museum have shared family photos, home videos, and artifacts with the public. For many residents and repeat visitors, familiar names and faces line the walls. This work is supported by Friends of Acadia.
This timelapse is of a clear morning with blue skies along the coast of Little Cranberry Island. The perspective is from someone standing next to the Blue Duck, a building located right along the shore. Boats are moving in the harbor and people are walking along the rocky beach.
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The Blue Duck is a historic building, owned and leased out by Acadia National Park, located on the coastline of Little Cranberry Island. This timelapse is part of a series produced by the Acadia Youth Technology Team (AYTT), an internship program with Friends of Acadia and the National Park Service.
Last updated: January 6, 2021