FOSIL Is Selling a House Lot on Mackerel Cove!

Thanks to a gift from a very generous supporter, FOSIL is now a real property owner! The lot will be sold, and proceeds will be used for restoration of the lighthouse. More details:

MACKEREL COVE, SWAN’S ISLAND, MAINE, SHOREFRONT ON ISLAND NEAR ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. A buildable, gently sloping lot, approx. one acre, within easy walking distance from ferry dock (with public landing). About 156’ of shore frontage on Mackerel Cove and gorgeous sunset views across the Cove towards York Narrows and Casco Passage. A wonderful “base camp” for cruising the Maine coast or an excellent spot from which to enjoy life on Swan’s Island. Appraised at $110,000, available for $95,000. Contact agent, Swan’s Island Properties, 207-526-4430 or contact agent through seller’s website

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What Visitors Have To Say

Sunrises and sunsets are stunning, punctuated by the parade of lobster and sail boats.

- Barbara, August 18, 2017

The apartment, the weather, the people, the beach, the trails and especially the views have been exceptional.

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 2017

Took our weekly vacation on Swans Island, really enjoyed our great times there with our family & friends.

- Edith, April 20, 2016

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious.

- Mary, July 15, 2017

You truly have a treasure…. perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep…. we watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky….

- Susan, September 2017

I cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the dedication and hard work that has been given to the restoration of such a beautiful Light House.

- Kathy, July 2, 2017

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 10, 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice….I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017