Settled in 1762, Blue Hill has welcomed visitors and settlers who have appreciated the area’s beautiful coastal location. Filled with many cultural and family oriented activities, the area is a center for musical organizations, with Kneisel Hall offering chamber music in the summer and other groups providing a variety of concerts and performance opportunities.
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Author E.B. White was so fond of his chosen hometown that he tried to throw as many people off the track as he could. White described Brooklin as “a New England coastal town, somewhere between Nova Scotia and Cuba.” Those who persist and find Brooklin are rewarded by the town’s beauty, its many boat builders and the presence of an authentic general store.
Historically, the flags of four nations have flown over Castine. With the village listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Castine has worked to keep her storied past vivid, with an active historical society, signs indicating locations where notable events occurred, and continuing efforts to maintain the elegant elm trees which still line many streets.
Deer Isle is a blend of the many reasons that natives never want to leave and visitors long to stay forever. The natural beauty of the area, its history, the fishing industry, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and more all draw those who come to truly value the town for its breadth of unique offerings.
Surry occupies a beautiful section of the Maine coast, sharing borders with Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Orland and Penobscot. Until the end of the 19th century, there was a large business done in building small vessels which carried residents on the coasting trade and supported the local fishing interests. Several boat builders still make Surry their home.