Islands by the Numbers


23 — The number of cars the proposed replacement ferry for the Bass Harbor to Swan’s Island run would be able to carry. The current ferry, the Henry Lee, carries 17 cars. The new ferry is slated to go online in 2020.

105 — The number of deer killed and “tagged” on Islesboro in the 2015 expanded archery-only hunt.

756,664 — The number of tickets sold for Peaks Island by the Casco Bay Lines in 2015.

$275,567 — Median house price on North Haven. Maine’s median house price is $180,000.

9.5 million — The number of pounds of lobster landed in Vinalhaven in 2015; the value of the catch there was $39 million.

4 — The number of students in the school on Cliff Island.

9 — The number of students expected to graduate from Islesboro Central School in 2016.

66,000 —The number of gallons of diesel used to generate electricity on Monhegan Island (31,000 gallons) and Matinicus Island (35,000 gallons) in 2014.

0 — The number of six-packs of beer sold at The Island Market and Supply store on Swan’s Island in 2015. The sale of alcohol is not legal on the island.

$12,000-$15,000 — The amount of money raised annually through bottle and can redemption on Vinalhaven for the island’s senior housing facility.

8 — The number of lobstermen operating from Monhegan.

3 — The number of golf courses on Maine islands (Islesboro, North Haven and Chebeague).

10,520,000 —  Kilowatt hours produced in 2015 by the Fox Islands Wind turbines; Vinalhaven and North Haven used 9.9 million kilowatt hours.

Compiled by Tom Groening