Photos from Chebeague Island

As of 2010 I no longer add photos to this site but instead include the photo right into the chebeague page when they have been taken. You can also see a listing online for most of them by going to the date or to chebeague birds.

October 24, 2010 Photo taken with the cell phone by Maggie and Rick Morgan from their boat at the Niblic early morning - click here

October 21, 2010 - Photo taken by Bob Earnest 10/21/10 of a rainbow - click here to see larger and here to see the other end of the rainbow.

October 10, 2010 - Photo taken near the ovens on Chebeague 10/10/10 by Stephen Todd with his cell phone of a moose on the island - click here to see more of his photos.

Composite photo taken by Bev Johnson 10/09/10 from the church steeple of the cemetery, click here . Today, besides the photo of the cemetery from the steeple I took a few photos of Chandlers Cove from the Cottage Road and put together another composite - it measures 6" x 62" so it takes a while to load - click here.

October 4, 2010 - Composite photo taken by Bev Johnson of Chandler's Cove, click here

September 30, 2010 - Photo taken by Brennah Martin on the way to school 9/30/10, click here.

September 23, 2010 - Photo taken by Jim Thresher sunrise morning 9/23/10, click here

Photo taken by Jim Thresher sunrise morning 9/23/10 of David Miller's boat starting his day, click here

Photo taken by me early morning 9/23/10 of Alex's boat and others starting their day, click here

September 15, 2010 - Photo taken 9/15/10 of a Great Blue Heron in Sanford's Pond, click here

September 12, 2010 - Composite photo of Cousin's Island Wharf taken 9/12/10 by Jim Thresher, click here

August 31, 2010 - Photo taken by Brooks Traina from Vails West End house in August click here

August 28, 2010 - Photo taken by Joan Dayton of the Higgins Farm Field August 28th click here

August 15, 2010 - Click here to see a sunrise photo taken by Julia Maine with her cell phone from the back of the boat.

August 13, 2010 - Photo taken by Daryl Anderson as she was sitting upstairs at the Niblic last week click here.

August 6, 2010 - Photo taken at Bird camp 8/06/10 of a semi-palmated sandpipers and plovers and a dowitcher at the hook click here

August 4, 2010 - Photo taken by Jim Thresher at sunset from Central Landing on August 4th click here

Photo taken at Bird camp 8/04/10 of a semi-palmated sandpiper and a ruddy turnstone at the hook click here

August 3, 2010 -Photo taken by Leah Arsenault of the Corinthian Yach, from Marblehead, Mass at the Boat Yard, click here

July 25, 2010 - Photo taken by Luke Rothchild on July 25th from Chandlers click here

Photo taken of the Green Nubs on 7/25/10 click here.

July 10, 2010 - Photo taken by Doug Ross as a storm was approaching 07/10/10 click here

July 8, 2010 - Photo taken of the hook by KK Hill 7/8/10 click here

July 1, 2010 - Composite photo from Cousins Wharf taken by me around 7pm, July 1, click here

June 22, 2010 - Photo looking out to Halfway Rock taken by Jim Thresher from Chebeague near Central Landing click here

June 14, 2010 - Photo taken by Geoff Summa from Central Landing early evening June 14 click here.

June 7, 2010 -Amaya Gurule took this photo of the inside of a poppy this morning.

June 4, 2010 - Composite photo taken June 4th, 7pm click here

June 1, 2010 - Photo taken on June 1st at the West End Bar w/inset of Black Bellied Plovers with Long Billed Dowitchers, click here

May 22, 2010 - Photo taken of Chandlers Wharf (composite photo) by May 22nd click here.

May 14, 2010 - Photo taken by May 14th from the Stone Wharf click here.

May 1, 2010 - This morning we had quite a few Yellow Rumped Warblers in our yard and I took a couple of photos - click here. I also was able to get some photos of a Black and White Warbler.

April 30, 2010 - Photo taken by Kyle Koerber of Bennetts Cove on 4/30 click here

April 29, 2010 - Photo taken 4/29 of the flowers at Second Wind Farm click here.

April 25, 2010 - Photo taken 4/25/2010 of the hook from the bar click here

Click here to see a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers hanging around the Chandlers Wharf. Click here for a pair of Mallard in a pond in the West End.

April 21, 2010 - There have been lots of birds arriving on Chebeague and last week there were many sightings of kestrels. I saw about 10 flying around across from the Orchard Inn and got this photo - click here. Today down at Roses I got my first photo of Hermit Thrush. Yesterday at the bird feeder we had a Pine Warbler.

Photo taken this morning of an Eagle by Cheryl Stevens beside her porch.

April 7, 2010 - Here is a photo taken by Sam of the kids at Family Ice yesterday!

April 5, 2010 - Photo of an Eagle having a joust with a seagull taken by Gary Ross on his cell phone - the Gull got away.

April 3, 2010 - Photo of the Golf Course Pond - looks like the geese are back again click here

Larger photo of Snowy Owl taken by Martha Champagne - click here.

March 11, 2010 - Photos of a couple of Golden Eyes taken at Hamilton Beach today- click here.

March 7, 2010 - I just took this photo of Longtail ducks flying that I have to share - click here.

Photo taken of Poochie with a Great Cormorant that arrived at their home click here

Photo taken 2/1/2010 11:15 at the Stone Pier click here to see larger. Click here to see a video.

February 25, 2010 - Photo by Beth Putnam 2/25/10, taken from her iphone, click here to see.

February 6, 2010 - These photos were sent to me by Charles Marks to let me know how lucky he is to have gone south for the winter while we all suffer with our present beautiful clear weather!

February 5, 2010 - Donna Damon talks about commuting and shares some photos she has taken while commuting - click here to see. Sunrise over Chebeague photo taken 02/5/10 by Donna Damon Click here

February 1, 2010 - Photo taken on the Little Chebeague Bar 02/1/10 in the afternoon Click here

January 30, 2010 - There were three young eagles at the wharf this afternoon trying to lug something off - click here.

January 23, 2010 - Panorama Photo taken 01/23/10 in the afternoon l Click here.

January 16, 2010 - Today I there were a lot of children young and old sledding at Thompson's Hill today - click here to see the photos. Click here for a large photo.

January 14, 2010 - Photo taken at 4pm, 01/14/10 of Sanford's Pond - the children are spending every day after school Click here

I took a few photos of the Sanford's Skating Pond after school today - click here to see.

01/02/2010 click here to see larger. I also took another at the end of the wharf - click here to see.

December 31, 2009 - 4pm New Year's Eve Stone Pier click here.

Winter photos taken 3/09
Washington Inauguration photos

Endeavor, of Gloucester, MA off the east end last week taken by Bob Earnest.

photo taken by Cathy MacNeill of an owl across from the store. She has copied and framed this photo for sale as well.

July 1, 2007 Town of Chebeague Island

Sunrise Service - (photos by Cheryl Hillicoss)

First Town Meeting started at 8:30 after many introductions and ended around 12:50
(click here for photos by Bev)

Fireworks (photo by Jen Belesca)

April 16, 2007 - Click here for Storm photos and movies

Sunrise service was beautiful with Reverend Glen Coombs and it was followed by a wonderful full breakfast cooked and served by Lois Armstrong, Sue Sawyer, Ken Pelton, and Allyson and Lindy Smith! Click here to see photos!

April 6, 2007 - Ethan and Aaron (photo by Jen Belesca)

April 5, 2007

April 4, 2007

March 17, 2007

Photos March 8, 2007 - Click here for a movie. Click here for a movie of the wharf.

Sanford's Pond January 29, 2007

Transition meeting January 28, 2007

January 2007

East End 9/18/06

click here for more photos of the garden!


The Chebeague Island School's garden is thriving this summer. July 19th, 2006, our
intern, Jay Cox-Chapman, worked with Evan and Noah; they banked the
potato plants, planted more beets, weeded, and watered; and they harvested
Rainbow Chard (which was delivered to the Island Commons). Jay will be
calling CIS kids as the days progress, but if your child would like to
participate, call Jay at 5037.

photo of the exchange students from Spain and soccer players from England along with Lena.

photo taken by Vika - backshore July 2006

Memorial Plaque dedicated July 2006 click here for more photos

Photo by David Hill, July 10, 2006








Photos from 2006
click on the photo above to see the larger picture or go to a website of photos

2005 Sailing School Photos

photo taken 09/27/05

Shady Lady

Lil Abner

(click on the photo to see larger)
Daisy's website

$uper Fanta$tic Fundrai$er benefit sale for Island Commons

Calder's Clamshack opens up 7/23/2005

The New Aucocisco III lands on Chebeague

Pied Piper landing at the Stone Pier May 7, 2005

Click here to see more photos and a movie of the float rescue on May 7, 2005

Click here for more pictures of the children visiting the Historical Society and working with Island Institute

Roses Point April 3, 2005 click here for more photos of the natural event

March 13, 2005 a Juvenile Hooded seal hangs out on the seventh T - later he/she was taken by the Marine Animal Lifeline to be cared for.

South Road 3/13/05

3rd and 4th graders playing baskeball after school on Chebeague 3/10/05

Community Meeting 3/6/05 to discuss the SAD51 proposal to eliminate 4th and 5th graders from Island School.

snow feb 10, 2005
February 10, 2005 4pm

feb 10, 2005 high tide    stone pier feb 10, 2005
February 10, 2005

low tide feb2005
February 9, 2005 4:36 pm

February 3, 2005 6:53pm Cousins Island

January 31, 2005

Landing at the Stone Pier January 29, 2005

Cousins Island January 24, 2005


January 24, 2005



Photos of Levey's Pond taken by Cathy MacNeill

Bertha Gray Receiving the Boston Post Cane October 25, 2004 - click here for more

Poco the beluga whale - click here to see more photos from Jenn Buxbaum and Betsy Whitman

Cast of 42nd Street - August 2004

photo of islander by Vika Johnson

April 30, 2004 (click here to see the photo larger) (click here to see just the beaver)

April 2004

Easter 2004


February 21, 2004 - Harpswell Rally

Photos taken by Bob Earnest of the Ice and work and Polly of the wharf a week earlier.

January 9, 2004

December 6, 2003
November 29, 2003

Photos by Kim Munroe of the Fire Department Practice burning down the Rich House.


summer 2003

Karen in Kuwait

April 1st farewell party for Alison Manion

March 31, 2003
Click here for February 17th trip to Cousins Island

February 15, 2003

January 25, 2003 12:30 PM

January 23, 2003
Record breaking cold for the past week is causing freeze ups in the bay. If this continues we will be walking to the mainland.

Polar Bear Plunge - January 18, 2003
10 plungers raised over $5000

Left is Eagle Scout Dan Moody with his project along with deputy chief Tom Calder

Check here for more pictures of high tide on 11/6/02

New Firetruck

New CTC boat - Pied Piper was built in 1991 by Arro Yachts in Arundel, Maine. The vessel was constructed as a commercial vessel for coastal waters and is similar in size to the Islander. Twin 375 H.P. Detroit Diesel Engines propel her and the hull is of cored fiberglass. The Pied Piper is headed up the river for modifications and when she's ready in the spring there will be a "Open Boat Event" to welcome her to Chebeague.

North Shore Selkies Syncronized Swimimg Team at the Chebeague Recreation Center

Lori Cavanaugh and family with winning quilt along with the creator Linda White and librarian Debbie Bowman. Check out library site for more information about ordering cards and posters for Christmas.

Wagoneers have on sale now their own CD "time slips away," has some old favorites such as "Crazy", "Louise", "Be Bop A Lula", "Casco Bay"... You may get your copy by contacting Marlene and Med at

Triathletes August 31, 2002

CRC Volunteer of the Year Award: Carol White

Katie draws the winning ticket for the Library quilt - won by Lori Cavanaugh
Order prints, cards and posters

John Maxon won the Bob Dyer punt at the Firehouse Openhouse August 18th

Dianne Brewer won the CRC ELECTRIC CAR!!!

June 10, 2002 End of year school picnic with teacher Carin Wilson - more pictures on school page

In Augusta to play the violins and meet Governer King - more pictures on school page


 A typical Spring morning on
Chebeague April 26, 2002



16 students all playing together for a concert March 28, 2002


Celebration after the concert with Mrs. Manion (Chebeague's violin and music teacher)

March 21, 2002 - the last snowman of the year we hope!
Kim took these pictures of the children tubing on Thompson's Hill January 18 and 23

Photos of the 2002 Polar Plunge

pictures taken by Kim of the Children practicing the Violin at the Library and some unusual snow balls that appeared at the ball field.

Christmas tree created by Wink Houghton and friends - includes a buoy from every lobsterman on Chebeague. In the background is Madeline Craven's house with its usual Christmas decorations created by the Abrahamsons.

Quilt designed and created by Linda White is being raffled this winter. The library is also selling notecards and wonderful posters.
October 2001 - South Road

Photo by Jen (Buxbaum) Serrano

September 1, 2001
Grand Opening Volunteer Field

May 26, 2001


Library Book and Food Sale
(click here)


See more pictures of this new car on the island
Pictures by Kim Munroe 

Library raffle - boat built and donated by David Stevens
click here to get the details!

Easter Sunrise Service April 15, 2001

April 9, 2001

click here for more 4/9/2001 snow pictures

April 2 and Spring is finally here as witnessed by the following photo:

I don't know how the flowers managed to push there way through the 2 feet of snow! Ruth and Wink sure have a way with gardening.

Here are a couple of pictures from the February 5, 2001 storm which Gisele Phipps took





Here are some from Tuesday's noschool day - it was so warm Denis didn't need a jacket - Ha!



A couple of Ralph's pictures from the skating party January 26, 2001

Mark's birthday party January 27, 2001

pictures of sledding 2001 by Kim Munroe

Eli the Snowman - created by Linda and Elizabeth 12/31/00


This picture took first place in the CMP commercial division of the Christmas Holiday Lighting Contest. Sandra Rice's Photo won $500 for the Great Chebeague Golf Club.





DECEMBER 25, 2000
photo by Santa's elf Ruth








December 7, 2000 - The Ladies Aid spent the day creating christmas wreaths people ordered and they also celebrated Betha Gray's 95th birthday!



October 30, 2000

October 28 - Rescue at sea - a man in this boat was broken down between Mosiers and Chebeague and Ralph Munroe happened to notice him when checking on his boat - he called rescue and coast guard and the CTC boat rescued him.

Civil War Union Soldier Dr. Swan recruits soldiers and brings hardtack for the School Children

Click here to see more pictures of the Wharf Parking reconstruction 10/5/00

Volunteer Field - 9/12/00 - the infield, irrigation, loam, seeding are in - we just wait for grass!
Field opening is scheduled for Labor Day 2001.

Last week Mr. Benoits class visited Ray Newcomb and his garden!
(photo by David Brown - computer teacher)

First day of school for Chebeague Children - Doug Ross, temporary bus driver August 30, 2000

Pictures of the Good, Bad Ugly Golf

Bev, Wink, Ruth


Ruth alone

click here for Pictures from the HO DOWN!
Things sure happen fast around here. One day a committee was discussing
the public toilet at the Old School House (Historical Society Building)
and the next day the floor is all in.









Catarina, built by Mike Robinson and owner John Jordan
Launching to take place June 2nd.

The Pool opened Memorial Day Weekend and the kids are having a blast on the new flumes.
Check out more pics on the CRC Page

Check out all the information about the sightings of the Willow Ptarmigan on
Chebeague in May, 2000

May 7, 2000
Looking for lobsters with Diane Cowen of the Lobster Conservancy

The kids can't wait to try out the new slides/flumes at the pool!

Work has started on the reconstruction of the ballfield!

New punt floats at the stone pier
Fred and Donna left on the 2:15 boat for their new home in California
Their new address:
1430 Park Newport
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Happy Easter! Easter Heron
I haven't added any pictures for a while and thought these would be a good Spring warmup group. Polly Wentling and Helene Kelley weren't able to be here for the Polar Plunge in February but managed to get together quite a few pledges anyway so they took their plunge on April 15 instead and we are very proud of their accomplishment. The water is still verrrrry cooooold!




A surprise birthday party for Martha Hamilton on February 27th and a web page put together for the occasion. The following picture is of Joan Robinson and Martha Hamilton

Polar Bear Plunge!
For more pictures see and

This is where it is all happening Saturday the 19th. We are hoping to get


This is where it is all happening Saturday the 19th. We are hoping to get lots of pledges for our brave, crazy participants. If you haven't pledged anyone there are a few people already signed up who you could pledge. Check out the Polar Bear Plunge letter.



Valentines Day, no school because of a storm, so Gail, Bev, Lauren, Jonny, Mia, Anna, Julia, Vika, Denis and Darya created a polar bear in the snow of the Golf Course - then we moved it to Bennetts cove above sortof!

Pictures of the barred owl in my yard!
(thank you to Carol MacArthur for finding a site about barred owls)

2/6/00 - There is no reason to leave this sunny, warm place as shown here by our hot blooded Doug Ross!
Wouldn't you think he would sign up for the Polar Plunge?
In the distance you can see the Big Squaw at the Stone Pier.

January 29, 2000 - The Big Squaw has been put into commision to handle the ice conditions between Chebeague and Cousins.


Katie Phipps was the cover girl and featured in the Maine Medical Center Magazine article about
the latest treatments in diabetes.

It was cold on January 17th, around 2pm

another picture of the Heron in winter

Vickie Taliento took this picture at noon on January 16, 2000 - It finally snowed for the first time this winter!
Pictures taken December 24, 1999



Guess who is on the cover of the National Fisherman? It is Jarrod Smith- and there are even more pictures of him inside the article "Greenhorns"
Launching of "Quiet Presence" August 25, 1999

Click here to see more pictures
Pictures of Chebeague taken by John Howard September 1998
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Picture 2


Gerry Ross receiving appreciation from the Island Council and Dr. Pat Phillips for all her work running the Chebeague Island Health Clinic. We all appreciate all the work and time she has put in.
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Most of these pictures were taken today 6/15/99 - Schools out for the summer!

3rd - 6th graders and chaperones on the top of Mt. Pierce 4300' in New Hampshire - June 8, 1999 - Great hike and stay at Mizpah Hut
- see more pictures here:

Chebeague's Fire Trucks and new Fire response car

Kenneth and Roy Painting away on the Hall Sunday 5/17/99
Hall painting 1
Hall painting 2

Pictures below are of the fire department installing the new hydrant in the new water source on the golf course!
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Picture 4

Some of the Island Children and their teacher leaving for a Camp Kieve weekend sponsored by the Island Institute.


The Casco Bay Boat at Chandler's Wharf May 7, 1999

Chebeague "Creeks"

Creeks picture 1
Creeks picture 2


Bennetts Cove - Easter fun
Picture 1

Picture 2

April 4, 1999 - Easter Sunrise over the East End of Chebeague - another picture on the Church page!

March 22, 1999 - surf at the east end about an hour or two after high tide - It looks like the Bruley house is ok.
Storm picture 1

Storm picture 2


The Chebeague 20 with Norah and the guide in Egypt

February 9, 1999 The Islander landing at Cousins Island:

FEBRUARY 3RD - Some of the "Chebeague Twenty" depart Chebeague for their historic trip to Egypt.


JANUARY 5TH, 1999 - 2 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST ICE STORM OF THE YEAR: The pictures can be viewed larger by opening them

Picture of the Church 1/5/99 Picture of the Cemetery 1/5/99



STONE WHARF December 5, 1998 about 4:30 pm Click on the button:

Pictures from nature hike program which includes Sunset and the "Ovens"

Click here to see pictures from Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th, when the Chebeague Island School traveled to Old Sturbridge Village where we stayed overnight at the Best Western and spent the next day back in the early 19th century. The following pictures are from the video I took those days starting at the pool at the best western:

Click here for pictures of the car wash which helped us get to Old Sturbridge Village!

Wednesday is half a day at the school so the Recreation Center has set up a program for the school children called This'n That and here are some scenes from 11/4/98 taken with the SAD 51 digital camera with the images reduced to 3 or 4 inches:
click here for Halloween pictures 1998. This poor old witch lost its way on the East End and smashed right into Soucheks light pole.


These pictures were taken October 3rd with my video camera and transformed onto my new computer. There was quite a work crew at the rec center doing landscaping around the pool and around the facility.


The following picture of Portland Head Light was taken by Bruce and Jan Perry using a camera on a kite with remote control. They were on the island this weekend and have promised to bring their technology back with them next time they visit. Click on the button:

Picture of the week is a group of pictures taken at the pool during baby swimming lessons. Photos by Vickie Taliento. Please click on the button.

Picture of the CRC Pool during Volunteer Appreciation Day - Dasha J. (one of the volunteers) drying off.

Cathy MacNeill took the following pictures from the parking lot on Cousins Island.