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Summer resort area, with year-round residents who commute by ferry to Portland
Peaks Island is in Cumberland County, in the Portland metro area.
One theory suggests that the island, previously known as Pond Island, Michael's Island and Palmer's Island, was named for its highest point
The latitude of Peaks Island is 43.656N. The longitude is -70.196W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
During the Revolution, British troops landed here, paraded and left
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