Frenchboro History Walk
Hosted by the Island InstituteClick Here to Register
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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