Long Island (Maine)
Long Island is a island in Maine and is also The Town of Long Island. It has a year-round population of around 200 people. Seasonal residents causes the population to increase to over 700 during the summer. It seceded from the City of Portland in 1993 and became a separate town. The island has been a popular tourist spot since World War II.
The best way to get around is to walk or use a bicycle. You can transport your car to the island via the Casco Bay Lines, but it would be best to park at the ferry parking lot. Reservations are required for cars on the ferry and may be difficult to get during the peak season.
Long Island is a popular summer destination and is a 35 minute ferry ride from Portland.
There are currently no restaurants in operation on Long Island.
The Famed Spar Restaurant ceased operations in 2006. In its place the owner built a 5-unit condominium complex. However, across the street on the corner of Garfield and Island Avenues, a local businessman with generational ties to the island built, opened and is operating the Captain Perry's Cafe. Open year round, Capt. Perry's offer breakfast and lunch, with dinners during the summer on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Off-season, the Cafe is open from Friday 11:00 through Sunday 4:00. Capt. Perry's serves beer and wine and does its best to sell locally produced products and fresh seafood acquired from local fisherman.