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Add this event to my calendar 08/16/2019 08:45 AM 08/16/2019 05:45 PM America/New_York Frenchboro History Walk

Join the Island Institute's Frenchboro fellow, Natalie Hyde Petersen, for a day exploring Frenchboro.

We'll start with a hike to see and learn about places around the island that have been significant to the Frenchboro community during its 200-year history, as well as places visited by the Wabanaki for centuries before that. We will hear stories of shipwrecks, Prohibition, and what it takes to carve out a livelihood in a place like Frenchboro, all while experiencing some of the most beautiful landscapes in Maine. After a hike and a picnic lunch by the ocean, there will be time to visit the island's historical museum and explore the island independently.

Come prepared to spend about 9 hours on the island, including lunchtime; since there are no restaurants or stores, please bring a lunch, lots of water and snacks, and whatever else you will need for the day.

The hike will be moderately challenging, with rustic trails and uneven terrain, but no major changes in elevation.

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own ferry tickets and getting to the island. See https://www.maine.gov/mdot/ferry/frenchboro/ for ferry details.

This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Natalie Hyde Petersen at if you have further questions. Natalie is the Island Institute Fellow for the Frenchboro community. She is incorporating work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust into her fellowship and assisting in maintenance of and improvements to MCHT's Frenchboro Preserve.

 

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Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal, Tremont, Maine

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Natalie Hyde Petersen
The Island Institute

978-774-7776

Cost: Free

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Frenchboro History Walk

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Join the Island Institute's Frenchboro fellow, Natalie Hyde Petersen, for a day exploring Frenchboro.

We'll start with a hike to see and learn about places around the island that have been significant to the Frenchboro community during its 200-year history, as well as places visited by the Wabanaki for centuries before that. We will hear stories of shipwrecks, Prohibition, and what it takes to carve out a livelihood in a place like Frenchboro, all while experiencing some of the most beautiful landscapes in Maine. After a hike and a picnic lunch by the ocean, there will be time to visit the island's historical museum and explore the island independently.

Come prepared to spend about 9 hours on the island, including lunchtime; since there are no restaurants or stores, please bring a lunch, lots of water and snacks, and whatever else you will need for the day.

The hike will be moderately challenging, with rustic trails and uneven terrain, but no major changes in elevation.

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own ferry tickets and getting to the island. See https://www.maine.gov/mdot/ferry/frenchboro/ for ferry details.

This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Natalie Hyde Petersen at if you have further questions. Natalie is the Island Institute Fellow for the Frenchboro community. She is incorporating work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust into her fellowship and assisting in maintenance of and improvements to MCHT's Frenchboro Preserve.

 

Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal, Tremont

This event takes place at our Frenchboro preserve.

Frenchboro

Frenchboro offers challenging hiking trails that begin near Lunt Harbor’s working waterfront and lead to dramatic rocky bluffs, remote beaches, and stunning views of Mount Desert Island.

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