Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Chart of 1891
Map showing the location of Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
LocationWashington County, Maine, United States
Nearest cityMachiasport, Maine
Coordinates44°36′30″N 67°17′58″W / 44.60841°N 67.29943°W / 44.60841; -67.29943[1]Coordinates: 44°36′30″N 67°17′58″W / 44.60841°N 67.29943°W / 44.60841; -67.29943[1]
Area1,700 acres (6.9 km2)
Established1980
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteCross Island National Wildlife Refuge
Rugged shoreline of Cross Island

Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in the state of Maine. It is one of the five refuges that together make up the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, along with Petit Manan, Franklin Island, Seal Island, and Pond Island.

Cross Island NWR has a surface area of 1,700 acres (6.9 km2).[2] It is part of the Town of Cutler.

Islands[edit]

Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge consists of six islands:

  • Cross Island - 1,489 acres (603 ha)
  • Scotch Island - 10 acres (4.0 ha)
  • Outer Double Head Shot - 14 acres (5.7 ha)
  • Inner Double Head Shot - 8 acres (3.2 ha)
  • Mink Island - 11 acres (4.5 ha)
  • Old Man Island - 6 acres (2.4 ha)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cross Island - Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  1. ^ "Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ USFWS Lands Report, 30 September 2007

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.