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Land conservation effort could secure permanent public access to Clark Island

By Rich Knox

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, is working to assure permanent public access to the majority of 175-acre Clark Island in St. George. MCHT has entered into an option agreement with the current landowners, which gives it until March of 2020 to raise the $4.8 million required to purchase and assure its long-term future as a public preserve.

Clark Island, home to only a few residences, has long been a destination for people who live and visit the mid-coast region as a place to walk, hike, and beachcomb while enjoying spectacular natural surroundings. Most visitors assume the island is public and protected from development, when, in fact, it is privately owned, and public access is not guaranteed for the future. The current landowners hope to sell Clark Island to MCHT to conserve it, and ensure that the tradition of public access and recreation they have voluntarily granted for decades will be permanently assured.

Joanne O’Shea, owner of the nearby Craignair Inn & Restaurant supports the conservation effort and says it benefits her customers and her business. “The Clark Island landowners have always graciously invited our guests to enjoy the island, allowing access to the beaches, the swimming hole and the many trails.  Many of our return guests stay with us specifically because of the beauty and diversity the island offers.  It is our feeling, as well as that of our neighbors here in the Village of Clark Island, that MCHT’s conservation of the island would benefit the area tremendously.”

If successful, this effort will result in 85 per cent of the 175-acre island being permanently protected, with 120 acres secured for public access. “This area would be a wonderful recreational asset for the townspeople; I hope the voters will help support its acquisition, as they have done for other MCHT projects, like High Island,” says Richard Bates, chair of the St. George Select Board.

Clark Island has a long and fascinating history, with original settlement dating back to the 1780s, and quarrying operations beginning in the 1830s. By 1890, 100 stone cutters and their families, plus supporting crews of quarrymen and sculptors, along with 51 children, lived on Clark Island. In 1892, the town of St. George paid for a granite causeway from the mainland to Clark Island, and by 1900, 400 people—300 of them stone cutters—were employed in the quarry operation. Today the island is mostly undeveloped with just a few remaining residences.

More recently, the island has been a destination for those seeking unique midcoast recreational experiences. Visitors can access the island by boat or the granite causeway from the mainland to enjoy hiking, birding, hunting, beachcombing, swimming, kayaking and cross-country skiing. The island trails have been utilized in the past for organized birding trips and annual artist retreats.

As one of the few remaining unfragmented coastal habitat blocks in the region, Clark Island supports a diversity of marine and terrestrial wildlife. Much of the intertidal salt marsh, mudflat, and beach natural community types are designated as Significant Tidal Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitat by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; functional vernal pools occur throughout the island; and there is a rich diversity of both breeding and migratory bird species that utilize the island throughout the year.

MCHT is grateful that the owners agreed to sell the property for $400,000 less than appraised value to help jump-start fundraising efforts. MCHT seeks to raise an additional $4.4 million by March of 2020 to purchase the 120 acres on Clark, and to assure long-term stewardship of the property. MCHT will be reaching out to individuals and organizations, as well as to state and federal conservation agencies to help meet the goal. Those interested in donating to the effort should contact David Warren at MCHT (607-4365).

(Knox is Director of Communications, Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a statewide land conservation organization committed to protecting the character of Maine. Since 1970, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has helped conserve more than 147,000 acres in Maine, from the Isles of Shoals to Cobscook Bay, including more than 300 entire coastal islands. For more information, visit
PHOTOS: Ken Woisard Photography

St. George School — 60 years old

The era of one-room schoolhouses in St. George ended in 1957 when the St. George Elementary School opened. Students from grades 1 through 6 moved into this building from the schoolhouses at Port Clyde, Wiley’s Corner, Tenants Harbor, and Clark Island. The picture above is taken from the current school entrance road on Main Street. From right to left you can see the cafeteria, kitchen, janitor’s room, supply room, bathrooms, first grade and second grade. On the other side of the building, from left to right, were the third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, principal’s office and the covered entrance to the building.

The “Annex”

The building has undergone several changes since 1957. At the north end of the building a two-story addition housed a library and kindergarten in the late 1970s. Another addition was made at the south end adding the students from the Annex Building in the early 1980s. This addition included a gymnasium that was part of the original design of the 1950s, but was scrapped due to cost. The Annex Building, as it was called, was the old high school on School Street and housed students from grades 6 to 8 in the first floor rooms beginning when the St. George High School closed in the early 1960s and St. George sent their high school students to Georges Valley High School in Thomaston. The last renovation that was in 1996 updated the “old” building and added several improvements which included the removal of classroom trailers.

The history of schools in St. George could fill several volumes. At one point in the early 1800s there were 20 school districts in town. Because of the size of the town, this many schools were needed. The district boundaries were always changing, too, based on the changes of the population within the neighborhoods. And there were several islands—such as Allen, Hupper and Teel—that had their own schools. The St. George Historical Society’s new web site ( has a picture section that includes pictures of some of the old schoolhouses plus some old school photos of the students. The Marshall Point Lighthouse museum collection also includes quite a bit of information on the schools of St. George.

And the debate on consolidation of schools apparently has always been there. A newspaper article in January 1957 spoke of the resistance coming from Port Clyde because they had a two-room school that was only 10 years old. This was confirmed to me in the 1990s when, at a town meeting, I spoke to an older gentlemen from Port Clyde who said that it was the first town meeting he had been to since they closed the Port Clyde School! Imagine—closing one- and two-room schoolhouses and consolidating them into one building in a central location in town? Some discussions never change.

—John Falla

Leslie C. Hyde: A conservation activist with a concrete love for St. George

When St. George resident Leslie C. Hyde passed away this past Christmas Day, the conservation community in the midcoast lost a great friend, supporter and activist.

The loss for St. George was particularly acute. For one thing, this is where Hyde’s love for this part of Maine was first kindled through time spent exploring Mosquito Island in the 1970s.

This is also where, in his work as environmental educator for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension service, Hyde played an instrumental role in ensuring that Blueberry Cove Camp could get a new lease on life with an ongoing mission to inspire a love and care for nature in young campers.

And this is where Hyde’s conservation activism—in league with the George’s River Land Trust (of which he was a founding member), St. George’s Conservation Commission (of which, at his death, he was both a member and past chair), the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and students at the St. George School—led to the acquisition for public use and enjoyment of many local conservation easements and preserves, along with efforts to restore a run of alewives into the Tenants Harbor marsh, preserve vernal pools, and limit the incursion of invasive vegetation.

The list of places in St. George that will always be associated with Hyde’s care and concern is long: Roaring Spot, Fort Point, Tommy’s Island, the Jones Brook Trail, the Bamford Preserve in Long Cove, the Meadow Brook estuary in the Otis Cove section, High Island. He died hopeful that a campaign to raise funds to conserve most of Clark Island for public benefit and an effort to make passage of alewives up Ripley Creek into the town marsh more feasible would also be successful.

There is no doubt Hyde loved St. George. He and his wife of 36 years, Anne Cogger, raised a family in Long Cove, enthusiastically sailed these waters and came to know the peninsula’s landscapes intimately. And the St. George community can be grateful that Hyde’s love for this place is something he didn’t keep to himself—it is something he concretely shared with us all.—JW

PHOTO: Lily Hyde Sytsma

Dead buck tells some tales

Nature bummin’ with Kirk Gentalen

The forecast for December 23rd called for a three-hour window of calm between the previous night’s snow and the arrival of rain and warmth. Predictions like this call for the obvious—track hard before the snow and the stories melted away. So off and onto the marsh we (the royal “we”) went. On the ice I crossed several “soft trails” left by critters that were active before the snow and winds had settled. To me “soft trails” are ones lacking in detail, trails that are often reduced to fragments separated by long stretches of nothingness where direction of movement can even be hard to tell.

After a bit I hooked up with an extremely soft otter trail and was able to piece together the route it took to a latrine I monitor about a quarter mile away. The trail was a dead end from there—winds had apparently kept trail fragments exposed on the ice but whatever woodland routes the otter took were completely gone (what I refer to as a “no” trail). With the tracking window starting to close, I decided to visually sweep the marsh shoreline in hopes of finding any other otter sign. I spotted what, from a distance, appeared to be a very fresh deer trail just a little off into the woods. As luck would have it, it was no deer trail at all. Instead, it was a super fresh fisher trail, with tracks so detailed I knew it couldn’t have been more than an hour or two ahead of me. The fisher and I were active in the same weather window and this one might have even seen me (or more likely smelled me) as I was working the soft trails on the ice. I bailed on the otters immediately.

The fisher’s bounding trail was a determined and focused jaunt through the woods, stopping only a few times to mark stumps with urine or rolling its soiled, and presumably stinky, body in the snow. Figuring (hoping, really) this trail would end at a den, I followed quickly as temps were starting to rise. At the half mile mark the fisher stopped for a meal at a male white-tailed deer carcass partially buried in snow. The fisher had obviously feasted here before as a good chunk of the buck’s rump had been removed and the trail was so direct. Yes, it was like a dream come true.

Time was slippin’ and the rain was drippin’, so I zipped home to get my trail camera and my wife and then booked it back to the carcass to aim the motion-triggered lens at the fisher’s future feast. We were spending the holidays with family and were to return late on the 29th. Six days to document carcass visitors. Perfect.

Loaded with an intense case of giddipation, I woke up way too early on the 30th and had to slap on a headlamp as well as my snowshoes to charge out into the -12-degree 5:30am darkness. When I got to the carcass the camera showed that it had taken 35 photos in those six days. A lower number than what I had hoped for, especially when you realize that some photos were of my mug while putting up and taking down the camera! The photos didn’t reveal much—a fat raccoon stopped and took a nibble, and a snowshoe hare hopped onto the snow covered head of the buck, but outside of that the deer appeared to have been ignored. Perhaps it had been too cold, or possibly the fisher was full. I read that fishers will sometimes sleep for days after a big meal so maybe this fisher was riding out the cold in some burrow in the ground with a full belly. Maybe. With the cold continuing (and continuing), I waited to put the camera back up until it was forecast to warm up for a few days in a row. When I returned there were 1320 pictures waiting on the camera. Yes, it was truly a dream come true.

Eleven hundred of the photos were of the fisher as it gorged on the deer on the night of January 3rd. And what a feast it was after such a long, cold stretch! The fisher ate on the deer for over two hours, even opening up a second access point by the deer’s chest to get at the tasty treats inside. Another 200 shots were of a return visit of fisher the next morning (see photo), and the final 20 were of my bald, icy-bearded grub. By far the most success I have had with the camera, I was extremely pleased with the results.

Needless to say the camera is back up and we will continue to document the “feast that keeps on giving” until there is no more to document. If you are interested in seeing more of the fisher photos or photos of tracking on the marsh in general check out or follow us at “Baldfulmar”on the Instagram thing. Alright! See you out there!

PHOTOS: Kirk Gentalen


To the editor:
How cool! I googled ‘giddipation’ this morning, and The Dragon is the only reference that comes up. Way to go, Kirk Gentalen and St. George Dragon, for getting a new word into our lexicon.

Susan K. Bates

Editor’s note: See the previous article for another instance of this term. It refers to “giddy anticipation”.

Winter in St. George

On a Winter’s Night

The wind thrusts the diamond dust in flurries down the hill.
It dances and it twirls until it settles still.
The winter snow comes down slowly and soft,
And the graceful, luscious flakes fall gently on evergreen lofts.
The snow is crusted over with a powdery glaze,
While the deer gracefully canter and then stop to gaze.
The golden stars twinkle in the dark blue sky,
And the silver lined clouds slowly graze by.
The warm lights glow in a small village ahead,
As each kind soul settles into a cozy bed.
And as the full moon lingers low,
It casts a light like silk on the snow.
For you may only see this beautiful sight,
On a peaceful winter’s night.

—Addie McPhail

Nothing Better

There’s nothing better,
Than a hot cup of cocoa,
A cozy blanket,
And itchy wool socks…
Except for t-shirts, sandals and fresh lobster.

—Willow McConochie

A Blank New Year

As a new year starts
And yesteryear parts,
A fresh snow canvas
Blankets the trees and grass
We paint the new years
And when the next year nears
We start again.

—Lute Campbell


Gentle feathers, dots of white,
Illuminated by headlights,
The first snowflakes melt on impact,
The second snowflakes slowly stack
Upon the ground, and can be packed
Into snowballs, and thrown

—Grace Yanz

(McPhail, McConochie, Campbell and Yanz are 7th grade students at St. George School.)

PHTO: Betsy Welch

Origami crane update

Wende McIlwain reported that she has delivered a check in the amount of $265 to St. George Fire and Rescue, gleaned from the sale of Origami cranes, which she made over the last year as a fundraiser. Many thanks to the individuals who purchased them in support of the Fire and Rescue.


Planning for taking shelter in a storm

Bonnie and David Percival (and Henry)

When meteorologists report that a winter storm is brewing, Bonnie and Dave Percival prepare themselves for the possibility that power outages may trigger a need to convert the generator-powered Fire Department Training Room adjacent to the Town Office in Tenants Harbor (where voting and community meetings also take place) into a hospitable space for community members seeking a place to warm up, get a bite to eat and charge up their cell phones. Members of the St. George Temporary Community Emergency Shelter Committee, the Percivals, if called, will trek down the hill from their home near the St. George School and across the street to the Fire Station to work with other volunteers to get the emergency shelter up and running for as long as it is needed.

The question, the Percivals say, is whether the current emergency shelter is adequate to meet future needs. “In light of what might be happening in terms of natural disasters, the severity of rain, wind, storm events that could be happening, do we need to think longer term of what might be involved?” Bonnie asks.

Town Manager Tim Polky

Town Manager Tim Polky, who is also the town’s Emergency Management Director (EMD), has been actively engaging that question for quite a while. He and other EMDs are concerned about how changing weather patterns that are resulting in longer-lasting hazardous weather events are putting a greater strain on both responders and households, with the result that upgrading shelter facilities is becoming a priority.

“I don’t know if you want to call it global warming but if you look at our weather patterns, we’re getting more rain, our rain events are heavier,” Polky explains. “We’ve just been fortunate that we haven’t seen big snow events, but I think they are coming. With the weather patterns that we are looking at right now, I think we’re going to begin to see a foot of snow and even 18-20 inches every time it snows.”

But it isn’t just severe snowstorms that pose a potential impact on shelters, as Polky also points out. “I’m not so worried about the wintertime as far as the people because I think the people who live here year round are more resilient, but if we had a hurricane in August, with a lot of transient people here, people on vacation, we probably would have to do something significant with a shelter.”

More severe weather may also likely translate into longer power outages, which could mean that even the most resilient members of the St. George community—Polky estimates that fewer than a half of the town is covered by someone who has a generator—would be candidates for a shelter stay. “We’ve had a couple of times where we’ve opened up the shelter and used the shelter as a ‘warming shelter’ where people can come in and get a cup of coffee, get something to eat and charge their cell phones—and that works fine. But if we had a situation where we needed to put some people up for the night we’d have a problem. That’s because there’d be two other things happening at the same time. First, if we got a major situation where the emergency was going to last an extended time, we’d set up our base of operation out there in the training room by the big screen, which is a smart board, which is basically a computer we’d use to go online directly with the state EMA. That leads to space problems because in that situation we would also have a lot of responders that we need to feed and rest while also serving those in the shelter.”

The solution, Polky and the shelter committee believe, is moving the shelter to the St. George School. “The school is now all for it,” Polky says, which was not the case before the school became its own Municipal School Unit. “Being there would not only separate the shelter from the first responders, but there’s also a better kitchen, there’s more room, more shower facilities and restroom facilities.”

The only problem is that the school currently is not equipped with a generator, a cost of about $80,000.

“The generator itself isn’t the big cost,” Polky notes. “The big cost is getting it wired. A lot of people don’t realize that at the school a lot of the wiring goes underground from outside into the building. And the building itself was built in different stages so it is really complicated how we are going to get the wires from the outside into the inside. I’ve talked to a couple of contractors and the best way to do it is to place another conduit into the building from the outside which is where the cost is.”

Polky believes the first draft of the next year’s town budget, at least, will have some provision for reserving money for the generator. But there are competing needs and factors that will have to be taken into consideration before a final budget document is assembled.

In the meantime, Polky and the rest of his Emergency Management team, including shelter committee members like the Percivals, are focused on what can be done now, which will include continuing to run the emergency shelter in the Fire Department Training Room. Aside from the planning work St. George does as part of Knox County Emergency Management, which is also part of state and federal efforts, the team is focused on alerting St. George households to what they can do to shelter successfully at home.

The emergency shelter committee has been refining a handout listing recommendations for the kind of “emergency readiness supplies” that people will likely need when an emergency occurs, whether at home or if they need to stay at the town’s shelter. The handout also includes a confidential form to fill out if someone wants to request some assistance when an emergency arises.

“We’ve especially wanted to stress that the emergency shelter is pet friendly,” Bonnie Percival adds. “One of the largest deterrents to people seeking shelter is that they don’t want to leave their pets.”

But sheltering in place, having the means to do that, Polky believes, is “probably the way we need to push people to go. And what we have been recommending is that if you have a generator and if you are willing to share it with your neighbors, let your neighbors know. We want it to be more neighbors and neighborhoods looking out for each other.”

Having the town’s shelter, whether in its current location or eventually at the school, he adds, is a key backup plan, but he stresses that keeping off the roads in bad weather is also important, especially for the town’s signifiant aging population. “We very strictly and vocally tell everyone if you need to get here we’ll come get you. I’d much rather come and bring people to the shelter than have to pick them up off the side of the road.” —JW

(The St. George Temporary Community Emergency Shelter handouts that the shelter committee has prepared can be obtained at the Town Office, the Jackson Memorial Library, the Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde post offices and at the Community Development Corporation office at 47 Main Street in Tenants Harbor.)

PHOTOS: Julie Wortman

Tracking otter sign in the snow

Nature bummin’ with Kirk Gentalen—

Otter maze at Goose Point

In my opinion there is no better medium for finding animal “sign” than snow. The thought of following early-morning tracks and trails in fresh snow brings out a special level of giddiness anticipation (giddipation) in trackers. The lessons are so immediate—tracks being laid at most a handful of hours prior to finding– tracking can be such a great way to learn what your wildlife neighbors are up to in the wee hours. And if I have a choice between trails, I always follow otters—take that mink!

North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) is the species of otter found in Maine and there are lots of them along the entire coast (and probably inland as well). River otters are rather large, mostly nocturnal members of the weasel family (Mustelidae), growing in lengths up to 3.5 feet long and weighing around 30 pounds. They are referred to as “semi-aquatic,” spending most of their waking hours in water and coming to land when denning, marking a territory or moving from one body of water to another. Typical otter territories are between 3-15 sq. miles and it may take an individual several days before passing through an area twice. To accommodate this infrequency, an otter (or otters) will have several dens scattered throughout a single territory, as well as multiple latrines to maintain neighborly boundaries between visits.

North American River Otter


Otter spraint

Latrines, or marking areas, are exactly what they sound like—spots where river otters routinely scat, or “spraint,“ as well as use scent glands for marking. Otters use latrines as message boards, relaying information whether a territorial otter is in another corner of its territory, or just around the corner in a den. Otters are creatures of habit and locate their latrines in places where other otters are likely to look for them (smart). Hot spots are points of land that stick out in ponds and coves, where creeks meet, where otter overland trails begin or end (depending on which way you look at it), and close to (and sometimes on top of) dens. Latrines may be visited for years and by multiple generations. Littered with fish scales and matted down grasses, otter latrines are easy to find and can be numerous around lakes and shorelines. For the typical otter enthusiast, a latrine offers clues to the number of otters in an area and, more importantly, if they have been in the area recently.

With five inches or so of snow predicted to start mid-day on December 9th I checked eight of my favorite otter latrines—four in Tenants Harbor marsh and four in the Long Cove area—before they got covered. I was happy to find all my latrines active, with sign of a single otter using the latrines along Long Cove and multiple otters using the latrines in the marsh. With some snooping around two of the more heavily used latrines, I came across two new otter dens (new for me that is)! The dens were classic in that one was in tree roots and the other was in a pile of granite shrapnel left over from the quarrying days. Habitats wild and human provided. Simple, active otter-sized openings in the ground with excessively sprainted marking areas nearby told the story here. My first two-otter-den day in quite some time.

The next morning I followed my giddipation and ventured to the latrines in the marsh (right out the back door!). Within minutes I was on the trail of a pair of otters that had worked their way up from town and to a large latrine associated with a den my son Leif and I found a few years ago. This latrine is sweet—a relatively high, steep point along the marsh shoreline that otters still can scurry up and onto. Once on top, the way down is perfect for belly slides, and sure enough there were two 10-foot slides heading down the incline and into the water. Otter belly slides are so cool—there is a part of me that only likes animals that belly slide.

Seeing that the otters had come from the lower marsh, I decided to head over to the library trail and to what the kids named “Goose Point” a few years back (apparently the point acts as a latrine for multiple species).  Low, bare rock jutting out as a point into the water; it just feels like a place that otters would visit. And to little surprise, trails clearly showed where the otter pair broke through the thin ice and made their way up and over the point, marking the very top. Slow meandering belly slides led to where the otters went under the ice and re-entered the chilly marsh.

The otter pair in the marsh was probably out of the water for less than a minute total while visiting the latrines, but left evidence in their trails that could be found for much of the day. Most people don’t get to see otters on a regular basis (me included), but I’ll take the tracks, trails and belly slides anytime. It’s what gets me up and out on snowy mornings.

PHOTOS: Kirk Gentalen

A good outing for school team at Lego League competition

By Leilani Myers
On November 18, 2017 the St.George Steam Powered Dragons competed in the  first Lego League competition in Western Maine, at Spruce Mountain High School. The team was Bennett Mather, Cecil White, Natalie Vanorse, Leah Darling, Jayden Small, Chase Janson, Mila Mathiau, and me, Leilani Myers.

The theme this year for the competition was Hydrodynamics. We had to base pretty much everything we did on water. All of the tasks that had been built for the Lego playing field were based on water problems.

There were five different stages to the competition. The first stage we had was Code Judging. This was when we got our code for the robot checked over to see how efficient and creative it was. Next was stage two, Water Project Judging. In this stage, we explained what we did to try and solve a problem in our community and how we did that. We discussed how bad the water tasted in our school and tried to come up with a solution.  We applied for a grant to see if we could get enough money to afford a water filling station with a filter in our school. This way kids would be healthier and stay hydrated.  Our third stage was our Robot Design Judging. This stage was the most simple one of all. All we had to do was explain how we came up with the attachments for our robot. The judges were impressed with our innovative design.  Stage four was Core Values Judging. We had to explain our poster on core values and do an activity involving collaboration.  Our fifth and final stage was the part when we showed off our programing skills on the playing field. We participated in three rounds and had three tries to do all of our tasks. On each round every team had two minutes and thirty seconds to complete their tasks. There were six tables and 24 teams and everyone got to go three times. The first round we went on we completed three out of four of our coded tasks. Same with the second and third rounds. We made it to the semi-final match and played up to the fourth round, before being eliminated. It was very exciting!

We came in sixth place and did not receive any trophies. But sixth is really good for a first-year team.  It was a very busy and nerve-wracking day, but in the end we were all proud of what we accomplished and went home proud.  Thank you to our mentors, Amy Palmer and Paul Meinersmann and everyone else who contributed to this team.

(Myers is a 6th grade student at the St. George School.)

PHOTO: Amy Palmer

Thank you, St. George

A huge Thank You to all the volunteers and donors who helped to make the First Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal a great success.  Community members cooked turkeys, peeled vegetables, mashed potatoes and shared their time to provide a warm meal with holiday cheer for neighbors and friends.  All of the food was distributed to St. George families either at the table on Wednesday, November 22 or by delivery to their homes on Thanksgiving day.  The volunteers and donors were amazing and ranged in age from 5 to 83.

We’d like to extend additional thanks to the local organizations that came together to make this event a success:  Neighbor to Neighbor for offering to provide rides and deliver meals; Blueberry Cove for the use of their pots and pans and cold storage; the St. George Town Office for the use of their kitchen to carve turkeys; the St. George Fire Department for the chairs and tables; the St. George Business Alliance Members for turkey and dessert donations; the students and staff at St. George School for peeling and preparing vegetables, Ms. Smith’s second grade glass for the pies; St. George School for allowing the use of their gym and kitchen; and Herring Gut Learning Center for the delicious vegetables.

This event was truly community-powered and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.  Have thoughts to share on this community event? Send an email to or give the St. George Community Development Corporation a call at 207-372-2193.  Better yet, stop by our office at 47 Main Street, Tenants Harbor on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm.  Happy Holidays!

—St. George Community Development Corporation