Know Before You Go
Hurricane Island is 10 miles southeast of Rockland and two miles southwest of Vinalhaven in the Fox Islands archipelago. Since the island is completely off-the-grid, the Center for Science, Leadership and Marine Research uses solar panels to generate power throughout the island. The center grows food on-site and is expanding a greenhouse. Resource management is a key learning experience for students who visit the island. The center encourages people to visit the island; however, you’ll need your own boat transportation to get there. Once you’ve arrived, you can check out the information board near the dock and take a map. Bear in mind that this is an active research center, and do not enter any buildings unless a staff member has invited you. You may also visit for free on a Volunteer Day, or pay to attend one of their Farm-to-Table Dinners.