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Located on E side of the St. John River, 1.29 km E of Prince William: Queensbury Parish, York County: PO 1853-1914: in 1866 Bear Island was a farming community with about 86 resident families, including 11 Hagerman and 10 Ingraham families: in 1871 the community and surrounding district had a population of 250: in 1898 Bear Island had 1 post office, 1 store, 1 hotel, 2 churches and a population of 150: PO Upper Bear Island 1908-1914: Bear Island was covered by water when the Mactaquac Dam was constructed.

Latitude : 45° 55'

Longitude : 67° 2'

County : York

Parish : Queensbury

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Prince William 1.29 270° W
Upper Bear Island 3.18 306° NW
Rosborough Settlement 4.29 244° WSW
Lake George Road 4.52 145° SE
Lower Prince William 4.52 145° SE
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.