Experience Authentic Maine
Stunning, unspoiled physical beauty abounds on the island and supports commercial and recreational activities. Stonington waters are home to a working fleet of more than 300 lobster boats and, in the summer, recreational boating and kayaking. In the late 1800’s granite quarries from the island supplied stone to historic structures including John F. Kennedy’s memorial at Arlington National Cemetary. The foundation of the economy remains the lobster and fishing industy, with a unique sense of place attracting artists and sightseers. The island hosts an array of festivals as well as hiking trail opportunities and a vibrant working waterfront supplies local restaurants with fresh lobster. The daily, Stonington mail boat provides access to the beautiful Isle au Haut, part of Acadia National Park.