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Rockland

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Lighthouses · Art Museums · Fishing Charters & Tours
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297. It is the county seat of Knox County. The city is a popular tourist destination. It is a departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.HistoryAbenaki Indians called it Catawamteak, meaning "great landing place." In 1767, John Lermond and his two brothers from Warren built a camp to produce oak staves and pine lumber. Thereafter known as Lermond's Cove, it was first settled about 1769. When in 1777 Thomaston was incorporated, Lermond's Cove became a district called Shore village. On July 28, 1848, it was set off as the town of East Thomaston. Renamed Rockland in 1850, it was chartered as a city in 1854.Rockland developed rapidly because of shipbuilding and lime production. In 1854 alone, the city built eleven ships, three barks, six brigs and four schooners. The city had twelve lime quarries and 125 lime kilns, with upwards of 300 vessels to transport the mineral to various ports in the country.
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Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Light
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Morning In Maine Boat Tour
Fishing Charter / Tour
Morning In Maine Boat Tour
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Rockland

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Boothbay
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Mount Battie ©
Mountain
Mount Battie Camden
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Cap'n Fish's Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Cap'n Fish's Cruises Boothbay Harbor
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Boothbay Harbor
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rockland

Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Lighthouse
Maine Lighthouse Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Sail Power and Steam Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Sail Power and Steam Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
RHEAL Day Spa ©
Spa
RHEAL Day Spa
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Rockland

Harbor Park ©
Park
Harbor Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Snow Marine Park ©
Park
Snow Marine Park
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Buoy Park ©
Park
Buoy Park
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Rockland

Coastal Children's Museum ©
Children’s Museum
Coastal Children's Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sandy Beach
Beach
Sandy Beach
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Rockland

Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) ©
Art Museum
Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA)
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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