The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society

Rebuilding of Route 1 at the causeway at Sullivan Harbor

We hope you can visit us in person at some point, but for now please enjoy this virtual tour of the two towns of Sullivan and Sorrento in Maine. Our Historical Society is 41 years young and we have approximately 15,000 items archived. Here you can find information on local mining, ship building, genealogy and the summer colony. Did you know that Sorrento was originally part of Sullivan?

Photo of Treasure Island before the causeway was built. Probably taken from the vicinity of Blink Bonny Golf Course.

Hours and Location

Our museum and archives are located in the Sullivan Recreational Center located on US Route 1. If traveling East, bear right after the bridge; we are only a quarter of a mile farther on the left across from the Fire Department building.

We are open on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in May, June, July and August and other times by appointment.

Volunteers and New Members Needed

Volunteers provide many of the needed services at the Sullivan – Sorrento Historical Society throughout the year. There are so many small things that our staff would never be able to accomplish without the help of volunteers and members who are willing to lend a hand. You can’t afford not to preserve this history; our dues start at only $10.00. If you are interested in being a volunteer for a day or becoming a member, please call or email us. We would very much like to hear from you!

From our Facebook page

Tonight's the night! ...

History of River Fisheries in Flanders & Taunton Bay Watersheds

September 20, 2017, 7:00pm - September 20, 2017, 9:00pm

Downeast Salmon Federation Alewive Ambassador Brett Ciccotelli will speak on the influence sea-run fish have had and continue to have on life in our communities, as well as the effect our communities have had on the fisheries. The economic and environmental iimpacts will be discussed from a historical perspective with a look at restoration efforts ongoing today. Refreshments will be served after the program. All are welcome! The program will be at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 US Highway 1 in Sullivan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7pm.

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Downeast Salmon Federation Alewive Ambassador Brett Ciccotelli will speak on the influence sea-run fish have had and continue to have on life in our communities, as well as the effect our communities have had on the fisheries. The economic and environmental iimpacts will be discussed from a historical perspective with a look at restoration efforts ongoing today.

Refreshments will be served after the program. All are welcome!

The program will be at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 US Highway 1 in Sullivan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7pm.
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History of River Fisheries in Flanders & Taunton Bay Watersheds

September 20, 2017, 7:00pm - September 20, 2017, 9:00pm

Downeast Salmon Federation Alewive Ambassador Brett Ciccotelli will speak on the influence sea-run fish have had and continue to have on life in our communities, as well as the effect our communities have had on the fisheries. The economic and environmental iimpacts will be discussed from a historical perspective with a look at restoration efforts ongoing today. Refreshments will be served after the program. All are welcome! The program will be at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 US Highway 1 in Sullivan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7pm.

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Have you visited the "new" Waukeag Station in Hancock at the start of the Schoodic Scenic Byway?

"Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine, as follows: Bradbury Smith of Sullivan and his assigns are hereby authorized to establish and maintain a ferry for the space of ten years from and after the date of February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one between the towns of Sullivan and Hancock, across Taunton bay, or Sullivan river, so-called, from the terminus of the road now existing on the Hancock shore ... for the prompt and safe conveyance and transportation of passengers, teams, carriages, and freight ... and to erect and maintain at the terminal points of said ferry ... including a suitable walk from the Waukeag Station of the Maine Central Railroad."
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The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society
P.O. Box 44
Sullivan, Maine 04664
207-422-0995    info@sullivansorrentohistory.org