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Isle Au Haut


“High Island” is the English translation for Isle au Haut, the name given by the French navigator Samuel Champlain during his explorations of the Maine coast in 1604. Although shell heaps along the island’s shores tell of an American Indian presence long before Champlain’s arrival, it wasn’t until the end of the American Revolution that farmers, fishermen, and boat builders came to the island in large numbers. In the 1880s a small summer community, attracted by agreeable weather and idyllic scenery, was established. (From their brochure)

Part of Acadia National Park, Isle au Haut borders 17 miles of limited-access shore and mountain trails. A nice day’s visit. Isle au Haut Boat Services 207-357-5193,

Isle au Haut Trail Map

Miss Lizzy, the mail boat is turning 50 and is now for sale.  She will be replaced by the Otter and the Mink which will be ready for summer 2016 services.  Mail Boat Schedule

The Isle au Haut Light

The Mail Boat to Isle au Haut – named after the postmistress

 The island gained electricity in 1970, and telephones in 1988!

Maine Lobster Lady:  Food truck on Isle au Haut during the summer months.  In the winter she takes it to Arizona – where Maine lobster is kind of scarce.  Menu  207-669-2751,

Black Dinah ChocolatiersPO Box 17, 1 Moore’s Harbor Road, Isle au Haut, Maine 04645, 207-335-5010,,  You can also purchase Black Dinah Chocolates at ;: Florist on Main Street, Blue Hill.

“Here on a remote Maine island, nestled into the long shadows of Black Dinah Mountain, we craft beautiful chocolates completely by hand.  Inspired by fresh, local ingredients and our love of flavors from the tiny corners of the world, our imagination explores the seven seas, right here in our kitchen.” (From the website)

Black Dinah

Kate Shaffer, chocolatier along with her husband, Steve, and her cookbook that speaks of all things chocolate.

A mouthwatering selection of handcrafted chocolates alway beautifully presented

A mouthwatering selection of handcrafted chocolates alway beautifully presented

PLEASE NOTE: The Isle au Haut Cafe will be closed for the summer of 2015 while we set up our new facility in Westbrook. We will be re-opening the cafe in 2016.

Sunset on Isle au Haut