Welcome to Great Cranberry Island Historical Society's cemetery preservation projects(2014-2016)
The Great Cranberry Island Historical Society (GCIHS) has completed two cemetery preservation projects: the Stanley Cemetery on Bulger Hill in 2014 and the Spurling/Revolutionary War Cemetery in August 2016. This website currently presents thorough documentation of the Stanley cemetery. We're uploading information for the recently completed Spurling/Revolutionary War cemetery, so stay tuned - that half of the site is under construction!
The Stanley cemetery on Great Cranberry Island in Maine began in 1838 as the Thomas Stanley family burying ground and continues to serve islanders today. Of the seven graveyards on Great Cranberry Island, it was in the worst condition until a summer 2014 conservation project restored its dignity and beauty. A committee of descendants and concerned islanders working under the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society saw this project to fruition. Use the "links" section on this website to see how it was done and explore the cemetery's history. There are hundreds of photographs and a spreadsheet of data for the burials. (Contact us at email@example.com for additional information.)