Squirrel Island Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Squirrel Island


Squirrel Island, Maine is a privately owned island off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, established as a summer community in 1871. The origin of the name is not related to its squirrel population, since according to island chronicler Charles McLane "[s]quirrels do not inhabit the island (or if they do now, they did not in early times according to local pundits)," but, rather, refers to the shape of the island which, when seen from above, resembles a squirrel holding an acorn.[citation needed]

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