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Encyclopedia > North Haven, Maine
Summer of 1909, by Frank W. Benson; painted at North Haven, ME

North Haven is a year-round island community and summer colony located in Penobscot Bay, Maine, United States. The island is part of Knox County and lies roughly 12 miles offshore. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 381; during the summer months, the population swells into the thousands with visitors and second-home owners. Though the island is a popular destination, it provides few tourist amenities -- one inn, two grocery stores, and two gift shops -- and is instead geared toward those who have vacation homes on the island. The island is accessed by three-times daily ferry service from Rockland, Maine, provided by the Maine State Ferry Service. North Haven is unusual among Maine island communities for offering a K-12 school (Maine's smallest), whereas most islands only have elementary schools and tuition their high school students to high schools on the mainland (Vinalhaven and Islesboro are the only other islands to offer K-12 education). Image File history File links Summer of 1909, by Frank W. Benson; painted at North Haven, ME. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Summer of 1909, by Frank W. Benson; painted at North Haven, ME. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term summer colony is often used, particularly in the United States and Canada, to describe well-known resorts and upper-class enclaves, typically located near the ocean or mountains of New England or the Great Lakes. ... Penobscot Bay originates from the delta of Maines Penobscot River. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Seal of Rockland, ME Rockland is a city located in Knox County, Maine. ... Vinalhaven is a town located in the Fox Islands in Knox County, Maine. ... Pendleton Point in Islesboro Islesboro is a town located in Waldo County, Maine. ...

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Summer Colony

North Haven is best known for its sizable summer community of prominent Northeasterners, mostly from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, who have been coming to the island for nearly a century for its simple way of life. The adjacent, south side of the Fox Island Thoroughfare, which separates North Haven from Vinalhaven is often informally considered part of North Haven, since Vinalhaven's north shore is nearly a dozen miles from that community's town center. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D... Vinalhaven is a town located in the Fox Islands in Knox County, Maine. ...

Harborfront and Ferry Terminal
Harborfront and Ferry Terminal
North Haven and Fox Island Thoroughfare viewed from Rockland
North Haven and Fox Island Thoroughfare viewed from Rockland

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North Haven Dinghy

In 1885 William Weld challenged the yachtsmen of North Haven, Maine to a race. He used the tender from his yacht "Gitana" and unsuccessfully raced against a variety of sprit-sailed boats.That winter he went home and had a better dinghy designed and built in Salem, Mass. The next year he beat all contenders. The boat was hauled out at North Haven, and two copies were made by Henry Calderwood. The subsequent race was between Mrs. Cobb, Miss Spencer and Miss Hayward. The first boats had sprit rigs, but this soon gave way to gaff rigs. In 1888 James Ossie Brown built four more dinghies. This was at the beginning of J. O. Brown & Sons boatyard. The fleet grew over the years and racing continued. They are still raced out of North Haven and Dark Harbor making them the oldest continually raced class in the United States. (http://www.worldvoyagers.com/boatbuilder/nhtmb.htm)


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 213.6 km² (82.5 mi²). 30.1 km² (11.6 mi²) of it is land and 183.5 km² (70.8 mi²) of it (85.89%) is water. At its widest points, it is roughly 12 miles long and 3 miles wide. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 381 people, 162 households, and 109 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.6/km² (32.7/mi²). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 16.2/km² (41.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.28% White, 1.05% African American, 3.15% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 162 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $40,446, and the median income for a family was $42,361. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $16,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,112. About 4.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Island Dirt - News and Events from North Haven
  • North Haven Arts and Enrichment at Waterman's Community Center
  • North Haven Community School

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North Haven: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (995 words)
North Haven is unusual among Maine island communities for offering a K-12 school (Maine's smallest), whereas most islands only have elementary schools and tuition their high school students to high schools on the mainland (Vinalhaven and Islesboro are the only other islands to offer K-12 education).
North Haven is best known for its sizable summer community of prominent Northeasterners, mostly from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, who have been coming to the island for nearly a century for its simple way of life.
Hannah Pingree, Representative of Maine's 36th district was born and raised in North Haven.
North Haven, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (962 words)
The adjacent, south side of the Fox Island Thoroughfare, which separates North Haven from Vinalhaven is often informally considered part of North Haven, since Vinalhaven's north shore is nearly a dozen miles from that community's town center.
Hannah Pingree, State Representative and, for the 123rd Legislature, State House Majority Leader, was born and raised in North Haven.
In 1885 William Weld challenged the yachtsmen of North Haven, Maine to a race.
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