Rockland Essential Info


Rockland is a city in Maine that has witnessed a resurgence in recent years. Once boarded up shops are now colorfully decorated and the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center offer a diverse Maine artisan collection. Rockland plays host to many festivals, including the Maine Lobster Festival and the North Atlantic Blues Festival.

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  1. Rockland is the departure point for the Maine State Ferry Service to the islands of Penobscot Bay: Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus.
  2. Rockland was named a Coast Guard City in March 2008, in recognition of the long-standing and special relationship that the city and its residents have with the United States Coast Guard.
  3. Rockland is home to the Maine Lobster Festival, a celebration held annually in honor of the town's primary export: lobster.
  4. The town of East Thomaston was renamed Rockland in 1850, and was chartered as a city in 1854.
  5. Rockland is home to the Farnsworth Art Museum, a world famous art gallery containing paintings by Andrew Wyeth and other well-known New England artists.

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