“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)
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 island gained electricity in 1970, and telephones in 1988!
Black Dinah Chocolatiers: PO Box 17, 1 Moore’s Harbor Road, Isle au Haut, Maine 04645, 207-335-5010, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.blackdinahchocolatiers.com 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)
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.