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Rockland, ME

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The latitude of Rockland is 44.103N. The longitude is -69.109W.

Rockland Harbor is one of the Gulf of Maine 's safest and largest ports. As you enter the mouth of the harbor, the Owls Head Light will be on your portside, the Rockland Breakwater Light will be on starboard. To contact the Rockland Harbormaster at the Public Landing, call 207-594-0312. Visit the Rockland Thomaston area chamber of commerce website for great information about the area (

 Things to do:

It is known as the "Lobster Capital of the World" and the estimated population, in 2003, was 7,613. The Shore Village Lighthouse Museum houses one of the largest collections of lighthouse memorabilia in the country (hours 10-4, 594-0311). Pick up an Arts Walking Tour map from the Chamber of Commerce and tour the art and crafts galleries that surround the museum. Walk restored Main Street with its gas lights, galleries, quirky shops.

The Farnsworth Museum and the Wyeth Center has the finest Wyeth collection in the world plus a wonderful collection of other Maine artists. The Owls Head Transportation Museum is filled with planes, cars and all manner of vehicles. Get in the mood ahead of time by reading Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and James Wyeth, An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art, and Essays by James H. Duff, Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Hoving and Lincoln Kirstein. You might even watch the the video Soaring Into The Future The Owls Head Story.

If you are feeling a bit blue, the Sanctuary Day Spa will perk you right up. Walk the 4 mile Harbor Trail from North end wharves to Snow Marine Park and/or the .8 mile breakwater out to Rockland Breakwater Light House.Watch (and maybe visit) the schooners – Rockland is home to the largest windjammer fleet in the country.Dinner at Primo (highly recommended) Friday night – take a cab 596-0770 entrees $16-30

Boating Information

For a complete guide to cruising out of Rockland compiled by the Maine Tourism office. click here (pdf).
Moorings and docking
Landings Marina
Rates: $2.00/ft. up to 46' LOA, then $2.25 up to 75'; $8.00 per night for electricity. Only 10 slips have draft of 6' or greater at MLW. 50% non-refundable deposit required.
Journeys End Marina
Rates: $1.50/ft; power included
x 102
Knight Marine Service
Rates: $1.50/ft., $5.00 per night for electricity
Schooner Wharf 207-557-5490
Rockland Harbor Boatyard 207-594-1766
Moorings Beggars Wharf - 30 moorings available 207-594-8500 Dinghy dock available.
Anchorage Between the mooring fields and the breakwater
Dinghy Docks Beggars Wharf ; City of Rockland Public Landing
Launch/Water Taxi Hesperus Water Taxi 596-5660 (delivers food and people), Two-Toots
Ice Knight Marine, Journey's End, Rockland Landings, Rockland Public Landing
Fuel Gasoline and Diesel available at Knight Marine Ch.16/9, Journey's End Ch.9/18, Rockland Landings (slipside)
Pump-Out Rockland Harbor Boat Yard, Journey's End, Rockland Landings, Rockland Public Landing
Nearest Yard Rockland Harbor Boat Yard 594-1766, Knight Marine 594-4068, Journey's End 594-4444
Johansen Boat Works207-596-7060
Ships Store Rockland Harbor Boat Yard 594-8181, Knight Marine
Trash Disposal Each marina has trash barrels as does the Town Landing
Propane/CNG Propane – Coastal Fuel 594-2268, CNG - Willey Wharf in Camden 236-3256
Heads Knight (2), Journey's End (6), Rockland Landings (2), Rockland Public Landing (2)
Showers Knight (2), Journey's End (6), Rockland Landings (4), Rockland Public Landing (2)
Laundry Knight (4W, 2D), Journey's End (none), Rockland Landings (2W, 2D), Rockland Public Landing (1W, 1D)

Supermarket: Shop'n Save 594-2173 less than a mile – local shuttle bus

Others: Market on Main 594-0015, Good Tern Natural Foods 594-9286, Wine Seller 594-2621.
Farmers market at Harbor Park, Thursday mornings

Transportation Rental Cars: Enterprise 594-9093, National 594-8424, Budget 594-0822, Shepard 594-8424, U-Save 594-2268
Bike Rentals:
Airport Limo: Midcoast 236-2424
Local Taxi: Schooner Bay 594-5000
Intercity Bus: Concord Trailways to Logan, Boston, Portland 800/639-3317
Local Bus: Rockland Shuttle 596-6605
Ferries: to North Haven, Vinalhaven and Mantinicus Islands
Airports: Knox County – 2 mi – US Air, American, Colgan Air; Bangor – 50 mi.


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