Here you’ll meet fishermen of Maine’s largest lobster boat fleet, retailers, skilled craftsmen and tradespeople, and creative artists and technicians whose businesses and services make a daily commitment to island life.
12 miles off the coast of Maine, a working island of striking natural beauty, Vinalhaven thrives as a community of 1,200 that greets thousands more people from around the world. Whether you come to Vinalhaven for a day or a season, you will find yourself captivated by this extraordinary place and the people who make it special.
|The Tidewater Motel is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Soon we hope the water will be generating power again. Installation of the world's first helical turbine is underway. If successful, it will supply much of the motel's power. Few views can equal those at the Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you may not want to sleep in. Open year-round, the Tidewater is the island's only motel. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll want to bring a towel. We are very supportive of families with kids and offer family rates that allow large families to stay for no more than a couple with one child|
P.O. Box 546
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Phone: (207) 863-4618
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