Welcome to North Haven, Maine

One of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay approximately twelve miles from the midcoast city of Rockland. It is served by a Maine Department of Transportation ferry making three round trips a day from Rockland. The island's ferry link is of course dependent on the whims of wind and tide.

Its year-round population of 355 (2010 Census) swells in July and August with the return of families who own or rent seasonal homes on the Island. In 2014, North Haven celebrates the 167th anniversary of its name day (and its 168th year of independence from Vinalhaven).

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Bulletin Board

Wolfram v. Town of North Haven et al.

For the text of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's ruling in favor of the Town, click here.


Safety Alert

The Witherspoon Airstrip is now in regular use. Please observe the warning lights on Pulpit Harbor Road. Stop, Look and Listen before proceeding. Be aware that planes landing from the west and crossing Pulpit Harbor Rd. may be very low indeed. No vehicles should be in the road, especially when planes are landing from the west.

Proposed New Land Use Ordinance

Following review by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Attorney, the Proposed Land Use Ordinance has been revised. When the revisions have been incorporated, the latest draft will be posted here.


2016 Town Report

For an electronic copy of the 2016 Town Report, click here.

Ferry Information

Propane Trips: for a copy of the 1-6-16 line-up policy for passengers on propane transport trips, click here.

Line Numbers: Click here for information for how get a line number.

Rockland Line-up Policies: Click here for policies and procedures at the Rockland Terminal, including rules on switching vehicles.

Cancellation Emails: to receive email notice of ferry cancellations, click here and follow the instructions to sign up for the notice.

Transfer Station Schedule and Hours

As of May 1, 2017, Transfer Station will be open 9 to 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until further notice.

Community Days 2017

will be the weekend of August 12-13

Spare that Trap

A growing problem along the Maine coast is the loss of lobster gear caused by yachts, both sail and power, fouling lobster buoys and cutting off the warps connected to the trap below. Continue reading here.

Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS)

All boaters should be aware that the Coast Guard has replaced the antiquated fog detection systems on Downeast Lights, including Goose Rocks, Browns Head and Owls Head. Click here for MRASS Information Sheet.

Water Department

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Tax Maps Assessors' Information

Now online. Click here for link