Sunday, February 23, 2020

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

The deal has been sealed for a Maine conservation trust to buy a beautiful heart-shaped private island near Machiasport.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After several years offered for sale on the public market, 22-acre Harbor Island in …Read More: USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

Island Market

USA: Spectacular Nautilus Island on the Auction Block October 18th

A gorgeous private island off the coast of Maine is set to be auctioned later this month, a great opportunity for a summer retreat or secluded year-round residence.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The island market is buzzing with the news that Nautilus Island, a beautiful 14.9 hectare …Read More: USA: Spectacular Nautilus Island on the Auction Block October 18th

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

Breaking Island News

United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

A new book explores the touching story of a Maine couple who built a home together on a small island, enjoying its beauty and weathering its storms for four decades.

(Image Courtesy of the University Press of New England)

It takes a certain kind of person to live in …Read More: United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

Governments buying Islands

United States: Another Conservation Group Raises Funds for Island Purchase

Wilderness in popular Kennebunkport is in increasingly short supply, but an organization has just successfully fundraised enough to preserve an island and almost 100 mainland acres.

(Image Courtesy of John Dalton)

In July, the Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, issued a strong plea for donations to …Read More: United States: Another Conservation Group Raises Funds for Island Purchase

Environment

United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

The state of Maine is attempting to designate more than a dozen islands as new wilderness areas, part of a growing trend of protecting these rare habitats.

(Image of Outer Heron Island by Keith P. Luke)

According to Mike Michaud, a Maine congressional representative, his state hasn’t been …Read More: United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

Island Market

USA: A Rustic Island Retreat for Sale in Maine

The picturesque Brown’s Island is found within one of Maine’s most beautiful lakes, and comes with seven cabins and a host of amenities, including a library fully stocked with books and board games.

(Image Courtesy of …Read More: USA: A Rustic Island Retreat for Sale in Maine