Birch Islands, Maine

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Lower Birch Island and Upper Birch Island
Birch Islands Maine (USGS 1904).jpg
Birch Islands from 1904 USGS map excerpt. Ripley Neck is to the west.
LocationAddison, Maine
Coordinates44°31′53″N 67°45′44″W / 44.5314°N 67.7621°W / 44.5314; -67.7621Coordinates: 44°31′53″N 67°45′44″W / 44.5314°N 67.7621°W / 44.5314; -67.7621

The Birch Islands are two islands in Pleasant Bay, Washington County, Maine, United States. The islands, Upper and Lower Birch, are connected at low tide.[1]

The islands are privately owned, with only one residence. They are part of the Town of Addison.[2]

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  1. ^ Charles B. McLane, Charles B. & Carol E. Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Mount Desert to Machias Bay p.197 (Kennebec River Press 2003) ("Neither of the Birch islands shows any signs of having been farmed or settled, except seasonally. ... Both Birch islands have been owned in recent years by out of state vacationers.")
  2. ^ Dell, Kristina (February 29, 2008). "Your Own Private Island". Time (magazine). Retrieved July 8, 2010.

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