Located on Great Duck Island, in the Gulf of Maine archipelago, we are 10 miles offshore, due south of Northeast Harbor and Acadia National Park. The island is 1 1/2miles long and 1/2 mile wide and contains 250 acres. Our property consists of 5 acres on the northeast point. Our house is the only private home on the island. The rest of the island is a bird sanctuary owned by the Nature Conservancy, except for a small piece at the southern end that has a light house, maintained by the Coast Guard, and an old lightkeeper’s house, used by College of the Atlantic bird researchers. Although closed to the public, renters have permission to explore most of the island.