Deer Isle, Maine
Hancock county. This town is constituted of three principal Islands—Deer Island, Little Deer Island, and the Isle of Haut. They comprise about 17,000 acres, and were inhabited before the revolutionary war. Incorporated, 1789. Population, 1837, 2,473. The principal island lies about 2 miles S.W. from Sedgewick harbor and 95 miles E. by S. from Augusta. These islands have good harbors, and are well located for the shore fishery. Although they are situated near the sea they produce good crops and wheat.