Deer Isle

Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge Construction

Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge Construction

The only bridge to Deer Isle was opened in 1939. Until then a ferry service, begun in 1792 by Nathaniel Scott and operated by his descendants for 150 years, transported people and goods.

The Ark, Deer Isle, Me 27

The Ark, Deer Isle, Me 27

The Haskells were early Deer Isle settlers. In 1793 Ignatius, owner of a sailing loft and shipbuilding business, built a house that would remain in the Haskell family until 1942.

Avalon Casino, Joyces Point, Deer Isle, Me 21

Avalon Casino, Joyces Point, Deer Isle, Me  21

The Avalon Casino and cottages were located at the foot of Tyler’s Hill on Joyces Point, near the steamboat wharf. It was a popular dance hall between 1912 and 1917 in the days when casinos were places for entertainment without gambling.

Deer Isle

Deer Isle

With the exception of A.O. Goss’s general store at the left, small wooden shops line both sides of Deer Isle’s Main Street in this pre-World War I photograph.