A Town of Superlatives: Cumberland County town has longest coastline in state, oldest population


Island Journal



Volume Number

VOL. 34




The town of Harpswell has three villages within it which makes it an interesting place. Add to that the superlative, the longest coastline of a Maine town, and the fact that it holds the title of the community with the oldest median age residents. This is a retirement community and fishing village. These facts make it difficult to make all community members happy, but it is a beautiful place, striving to make life affordable and maintain the traditions of the community.


Harpswell, Harpswell Neck, Orr's Island, Bailey Island, Cundy's Harbor, Maine Coast, Fishing Villages, David Chipman, Great Island, Harpswell House Trust, Hamilton Place, Affordable Housing, Watson's General Store, Chris McIntire, Fishing Village, Retirement Community, Differences, Common Ground, Working Waterfront, Maine Coast Fishermen's Association, Decline in Fishing Licenses, Fishing Industry, Maine Industry, Kendra Jo Grindle, Oldest Town in Maine, Demographics, Changes, Nate Wildes, Long Coastline, Traditions, Culture, Three Villages, Harpswell Aging at Home, Lunch with Friends,

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