At one time, Big Moose Island was likely separated from the rest
of the Schoodic Peninsula at
high-tide. The place where they merged is called West
Pond Cove and there still is a brackish type marsh there. A causeway
now crosses from the mainland to Big Moose Island at this location.
Big Moose Island is the largest of the islands surrounding the peninsula.
The fact is, many do not recognize its name. Because Schoodic
Point is on its southern end, it has become more synonymous with
For many years, a Naval Base Facility was operated from the central
part of the island. A few years ago, the facility was closed by the
Navy and is now part of Acadia National Park and operated as a research
retreat. Big Moose Island and Schoodic Point are part of the town of Winter