Long Island (Maine)
Long Island is a island in Maine and is also The Town of Long Island. It has a 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 that is when the island became a town. The island became a popular tourist spot after 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.
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 Capt. 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 it's best to sell locally produces products and fresh seafood acquired from local fisherman.