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Frenchboro Lobster Traps

Frenchboro has a population of 38 and is located on 14 small islands in Blue Hill Bay in the Down East region of Maine. Less than a hundred people live here year round and they keep things much as they have been for decades. The island is a favorite stop of yachts and boats.

Get in[edit]

  • Frenchboro is about an 8 mile (12.6 km) (35 minute) ferry ride south from Bass Harbor.
  • Island Cruises, Bass Harbor, Phone: +1 207 244-5785,, [1]. Offers lunch tours of the island departing from Bass Harbor.
  • Moorings are available for boaters.

Get around[edit]



  • Annual Lobster Festival, 2nd Saturday in August.
  • The island is a simple place. A 900 acre land parcel has been put into conservation. One can walk the beaches and trails, probably see one of the nearly tame deer that are protected on the island.


  • Offshore Store, Head of the cove, [2]. 8am-8pm. If they don't have it, they can get it! From basic supplies to boat parts to small engine repair, this place is your go-To for necessities while traveling the coast.  edit


  • Lunt's Dockside Deli, Phone: +1 207 334-2922. July and August only. Famous for it's lobster rolls, it has an assortment of things for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.


  • Offshore Store, 88 Oceanview drive (Head of the cove), 207-334-2943, [3]. 11-8pm. Seating right along the shore.  edit


  • Harbor House Inn, Phone: +1 207 334-2973 or Phone: +1 207 334-2991. May-Sep.

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