A Visit to the Cemeteries of Peaks Island

Posted May 17, 2013, at 6:52 a.m.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 10:47 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.

Location: Peaks Island, Peaks Island, Maine

For more information: Martha Zimicki;

Meet at the general store

Spirits Alive, the advocacy group for the Eastern Cemetery, is encouraging those interested in the cemeteries of Peaks Island to join them in visiting the old graveyards there.

Take the 9:30 am Casco Bay Lines ferry (round-trip ticket $7.70) from Portland. This will get you there in time to meet in front of the general store on Peaks Island at 10:00 am.

Matt Barnes of Yankee Slate Cutting will be our guide as we visit 3 cemeteries:

· Pond Grove

· Ye Olde Trott Burial Ground

· Brackett Cemetery

We hope Matt will show us some of his own gravestone carvings! Wear appropriate shoes and layers for walking the island. Bring a lunch or grab a sandwich at the general store after the tour, and catch the 12:45 pm ferry back to Portland. Anyone who wishes to stay on the island for the day might enjoy a visit to the Fifth Regiment Museum and return on the 2:45 pm ferry.