Welcome to Great Cranberry Island's restored Stanley Cemetery


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Welcome to Great Cranberry Island's restored Stanley Cemetery


The Stanley Cemetery on Bulger Hill 1999 before conservation in 2014

The Stanley Cemetery on Bulger Hill 2014 after conservation

The Stanley Cemetery on Bulger Hill 2014 after conservation

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 info@gcihs.org for additional information.)