Originally published in Seasonal Guide, September 27, 2012
Where can I get online?
While Maine can be digitally “spotty,” there are many places that provide Wi-Fi, often with 24-hour access, and cell phone coverage is improving as towns permit towers to be built and activated. Cell phone coverage goes from five bars to none with a dip in the road, so be forewarned—or turn off your phone and enjoy your vacation!
Below are places to get, and stay, online:
Blue Hill: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd., public computers, 24-hour Wi-Fi.; Marlintini’s, 83 Mines Rd., Wi-Fi; TradeWinds Marketplace, 15 South St., Wi-Fi in parking lot.
Brooklin: Friend Memorial Library, 1 Reach Rd., public computer, 24-hour Wi-Fi.
Brooksville Free Public Library, Coastal Rd., public computer, 24-hour Wi-Fi.
Castine: Bah’s Bakehouse/Stella’s Jazz Nocturnal, 26 Water St., Wi-Fi during business hours; Compass Rose Bookstore, 3 Main St., Wi-Fi during business hours; Emerson Hall, 67 Court St., Wi-Fi during business hours; Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St., public computer, Wi-Fi during business hours.
Deer Isle: Chase Emerson Memorial Library, Main St., public computer, Wi-Fi; Island Country Club, 442 Sunset Rd., open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wi-Fi.
Stonington: Island Community Center, School St., Wi-Fi; Stonington Public Library, Main St., public computer, 24-hour Wi-Fi; Island Country Club, Wi-Fi until closed for season, Oct. 17.