About Verona Island, Maine

Untangling the long line of people who owned unique Verona Island
By Emily A. Schroeder, The Bangor Daily News | June 11, 2016

Verona Island

Verona Island is that chunk of hilly land that one passes through when going from Prospect to Bucksport and beyond. It may be hard to imagine what the rest of it is like, especially if you spend just three minutes driving across the spectacular Penobscot Narrows Bridge, following a left-hand curve to another bridge, and landing immediately in Bucksport.

But Verona does have an interesting history.

Nestled in the Penobscot River, Verona has been described as a mountain coming out of the water. Depending on the resource consulted, the overall size is between approximately 4,000 to 5,600 acres. Perhaps in the latter instance the mass of McCloud Mountain, rising to 344 feet, was taken into account. Prior to its declaration as a town, Verona was at various points considered either part of Prospect or Bucksport.  Click Here to read full article.

Verona Island-built vessel took explorer to the North Pole
December 5, 2014 by Charles Eichacker | Ellsworth American  | Click Here to read full article

The Maine Memory Network

Verona Island Historical Images, click here

Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society (MHS), the Maine Memory Network (MMN) enables historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the state to upload, catalog, and manage digital copies of historical items from their collections into one centralized, web-accessible database.

Limeburner, Grace, The folks of Orphan's Island, now Verona, Maine (North Brooksville, Me. : G. Limeburner, [1951])

Limeburner, Grace, comp. (W. A. Fellows, ed.), Verona Island stories : and family histories (Augusta, Me. : W. A. Fellows, 1967)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register: Bucksport, Orland, Orrington, Verona (Brunswick, Me.: H. E. Mitchell Co., 1907)

Historical Photos

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Beazley Shipyard located on Verona Island overlooking Bucksport, 1880.

Peary’s ship, the S.S. Roosevelt, launches from McKay & Dix Verona Island Shipbuilding Co. on March 23, 1905.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BUCKSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Maine & the Arctic: A Shared History
By Dr. Susan A. Kaplan, professor of anthropology and director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, and Dr. Genevieve LeMoine, an archaeologist and curator/registrar of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine