The following synopsis was prepared by Mr. James Skoglund.
Clark Island Ship at Quarry
Clark Island Ship at Quarry

Mr. Skoglund is actively involved in the St. George Historical Society and encourages individuals to attend its meetings.

The Historical Society meets on the last Thursday of each month, from April through November, at the St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Specific times are advertised.

The Origin of the Name

Late in the spring of 1605, the English explorer George Waymouth moored the Archangel near the mouth of the St. George River. His mission was to assess the natural resources of this region and to determine whether or not the land was suitable for English settlement. An experimental garden was planted on Allen's Island - the first known attempt at agriculture by English people in North America.

Waymouth named what is now called Monhegan, "St. Georges Island". The name St. Georges or St. George later became attached to both the river and the town when it separated from Cushing in 1803.