Tremont, Maine, part of Hancock County, includes Bass Harbor, Bernard, Gotts Island, Seal Cove, and West Tremont. These are small quiet communities with some nice coastal and interior views. The approximate population is 1,563 (per year 2010 census) and it covers 10,329 acres. This southwestern part of Mount Desert Island is often referred to as the “quiet” or “back” side as it is on the opposite side of the busiest section of Mount Desert Island which includes the well known Bar Harbor resort area. (view Tremont photos)
Tremont, Maine was first settled in 1762. It was incorporated on June 3, 1848 as Mansel, a name first given by a company of emigrants led by John Winthrop in 1630 when Maine was actually part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The name was quickly changed to the French word Tremont (meaning “three mountains”) just two months later.
Route 102, Bass Harbor
P.O. Box 65
Bernard, ME 04612
Fire Department (Volunteer): (207) 244-7911 (via Dispatch Center in Southwest Harbor)
Keith Higgins, Fire Chief (noted April 20, 2013)
Ambulance: Southwest Harbor/Tremont Nursing (207) 244-7685
Bass Harbor Memorial Library: (207) 244-3798
Chamber of Commerce: (207) 244-9264
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