5 Tips for Enjoying Monhegan Island  

Monhegan Island Ferry

Ferries travel back and forth between Monhegan and the mainland very regularly. Your best bet is to catch a Monhegan Island ferry leaving from either Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor, or Port Clyde.  

Monhegan Lighthouse

Built in 1824, the granite Monhegan Lighthouse overlooks the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean. It was completed just four years after Maine became a state and has been a proud monument and icon of the island ever since. 

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

For artists, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency, which was established in 1989, was formally opened to preserve the island’s cultural legacy and nurture Maine’s artistic talent. The residency offers free boarding and a weekly stipend to successful applicants who work and create in its studio. 

Rugged Cliffs & a Shipwreck

Surprisingly Monhegan Island has cellphone reception, but you come here to get away from technology. See the dramatic rugged cliffs of White Head and Black Head, and the shipwreck on the southern shores near Fish Beach and Swim Beach. 

Monhegan Brewing Company

This family-owned staple has been serving specialty craft beers to thirsty tourists and Maine residents alike. Many of the brewery’s beer labels were actually designed by a select few of the island’s previous resident artists. 

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