Oar Island is one of the thousands of islands, large and small, that fill the rugged ocean coast of Maine. Formed and folded by continental collision, metamorphosis, and glacial scouring, the Maine coast is now a wonderful labyrinth of inlets, bays, islands, rivers, hills, and even fjords, mostly densely wooded with forests of spruce, pine, oak, maple, and birch. No wonder the Maine coast has been a prime vacation attraction for 150 years, favorite destination for Rockefellers, Cabots, Lodges, Bushes, and many others.
One of the many picturesque islands in Muscongus Bay, Oar Island can be found midway along Maine's coast, about 1 ¼ hour drive east of Portland. It covers about 42 acres.
On the entire island there are only 2 houses, rentable by the day or week, either together or separatel...More