Community Groups

Long Island Historical Society

The mission of the Long Island Historical Society is to preserve, research, collect and display objects of historical significance to the Town of Long Island, which includes the islands of Long, Cow, Overset, Vaill and a portion of Little Chebeague. The Society will collect and make accessible materials related to the history of the Town and its various neighborhoods, items associated with domestic life and livelihood of its residents (especially fishing and tourism), information and objects related to natural history, the ocean, marine vessels and aids to navigation, the City of Portland and neighboring islands. Photographs, documents, and printed matter of significance to the Town and its inhabitants will also be included

The Society may be contacted at P.O. Box 281, Long Island , ME 04050 .

The Society website can be accessed here:


Long Island Civic Association (LICA)

The purpose of the the Association is to improve,protect,and better long Island for the benefit of property owners, renters,and other residents. It is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Maine.

The Association website is available here:

Long Island Community  Land Operating Company (LICLOC)


Long Island Community Land Operating Company, LLC (LICLOC) is a Maine limited liability company formed to operate exclusively for tax exempt purposes under the Internal Revenue Code, more specifically to own and manage real estate in the Town of Long Island for the benefit of the Town of Long Island (the LLC’s sole member) and the citizens of the town of Long Island.  The land currently owned by LICLOC is approximately 116 acres of land, all but four acres of which are subject to conservation restrictions.  The property is a portion of the former Naval Fuel Tank Farm with underground fuel tanks, which have been cleaned and closed and will remain in place, in accordance with Maine DEP standards, with open meadows and fields immediately above and surrounding those underground tanks.  The remainder of the property remains in a substantially undisturbed natural wooded state, aside from the existing dirt and gravel trails and old roads and streets running through and across the property.

The purpose of the conservation restrictions are to assure that the protected portion of the property will be retained forever in its natural undeveloped condition and to prevent any use of the protected property that will significantly impair or interfere with the conservation and recreational values thereof.  In general, those uses consist of recreational, fire protection, and conservation purposes only.

As a limited liability company, LICLOC is managed by a Board of Managers, three of whom are elected by the citizens (registered voters) of the Town of Long Island and two of whom are appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Click HERE to view the organization web page.

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