Orr's Island

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Coordinates: 43°46′12″N 69°57′54″W / 43.770°N 69.965°W / 43.770; -69.965

Sunset from Orr's Island
Orr's Island in 1906

Orr's Island is an island in Casco Bay and the Gulf of Maine, part of the Atlantic Ocean. The island is within the town of Harpswell, Maine, U.S., and forms an archipelago with Sebascodegan Island (also known as Great Island) to its north and Bailey Island (reached by the Bailey Island (or Cribstone) Bridge) to its south.

Orr's Island is connected to Great Island by the Orr's Island/Great Island Bridge, and is connected to the town of Brunswick on the mainland by Route 24 north over the Gurnet Bridge. Bowdoin College operates a 118-acre (48 ha) coastal studies center on Orr's Island.[1]


As of 2010, Orr's Island had an estimated population of 539 people. 48.8% of the population was male, and 51.2% of the population was female. 98.3% of the population was white, 0.7% was Asian, 0.9% was two or more races, and 0.3% was some other race. Additionally, 90.2% of the population was 18 years or older, 32.7% was 65 years or older, and 1.7% was under 5 years of age.[2]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Orr's island is the setting for the story in the 2000 American sci-fi horror movie They Nest.

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Further reading[edit]

  • The Pearl of Orr's Island by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1862. ISBN 0-403-00280-X
  • Brunhilda of Orr's Island by William Jasper Nicolls, 1908. ISBN 0-548-92807-X
  • The Story of Orr's Island, Maine by Annie Haven Thwing. 1926.


  1. ^ "The Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center". Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-11-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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