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

Propane Trip, Tuesday, August 30

50 Passenger Restriction; 7 vehicles or fewer; affecting 7:30 and 2:05 trips. Please note that vehicle engines must be turned off on propane trips.

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.

Safety Alert - Penobscot Island Air

The following is excerpted from a memo from PIA to the island communities it serves:

We could use your help! Over the past few months there have been 4 close calls between drone aircraft (UAVs) and the conventional aircraft flown by Penobscot Island Air on the islands of Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.  Some of these incidents have required the PIA pilots to take evasive action to avoid a collision.  The latest of these close encounters happened on Vinalhaven on Saturday, June 18. The PIA pilot was in the process of landing when a drone, which had escaped the control range of the operator, fell into the path of the landing plane. While an accident was avoided this time, if the drone had made contact with the propeller or windshield of the airplane the outcome could have been disastrous.

If you own a drone, or know someone who does, please be aware of the FAA regulations and guidelines regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones). For recreational users of drones (those used only as a hobby and not for any "for-pay" service) the regulations/guidelines include:

  • all UAVs over 0.55 lbs and under 55 lbs must be registered with the FAA and carry a unique identification number acquired through the registration process
  • before operating within 5 miles of an airport/airstrip the drone operator must notify the airport and/or control tower. In the case of the island airstrips, where there are no control towers or offices, operators should contact PIA. [The entire island of North Haven is subject to this notification requirement.]
  • drones must always yield to manned aircraft

Transfer Station Summer Schedule

Transfer Station hours are 9 to 5, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, until further notice.

2015 Town Report

For an electronic copy of the 2015 Town Report, click 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