Casco Bay Chart
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Casco Bay Chart
Our Laser Engraved Coastal Chart highlights your favorite coastal areas. This chart makes a perfect gift for anniversaries, weddings, housewarming, the office and more. With our selection of charts you can pair your favorites places together and make a perfect layout.
Available in 3 colors to suit any interior decor. Designed and manufactured with love at our studio in Maine.
- Sizes available: 8" x 10", 12" x 16", and 18" x 24"
- Materials: Baltic birch wood
- Proud to be USA Made
Interested in customizing your own map? Email the team at email@example.com for more information.
Please Note: Our 8" x 10" Charts have been simplified due to the scale.
Did you know?
There are two theories on the origin of the name "Casco Bay". Aucocisco is the Abenaki name for the bay, which means 'place of herons' (sometimes translated as 'muddy'). The Portuguese explorer Estêvão Gomes, mapped the Maine coast in 1525 and named the bay "Bahía de Cascos" (Bay of Helmets, based on the shape of the bay).
The first settlement in Casco Bay was that of Capt. Christopher Levett, an English explorer, who built a house on House Island in 1623-24. The first permanent settlement of the bay was named Casco; despite changing names throughout history, that settlement remains the largest city in the Casco Bay region, now called the city of Portland, Maine
It was first reported in 1700 by Colonel Wolfgang William Römer, an English military engineer, that there were "as many islands as there are days in the year". The United States Coastal Pilot lists 136 islands, leading to the bay's islands being called the Calendar Islands based on the popular myth there are 365 of them. Later, Robert M. York, the former Maine state historian said there are "little more than two hundred islands".
Maine, the northeastern most U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820.
November 2020 - Featured in The Boston Globes' "12 Gifts Made in New England."
"We're all spending more time at home, so those same old eggshell white walls can get a little boring. Share the hometown pride - and amp up your Zoom background - with a wood city map or felt-backed city banner (or coastal chart or ski trail map) made in-house by Benoit's Design Co., a family business. They make city maps for 200 plus locales (Boston included) and more than 150 different coastal charts (Barnstable, Buzzards Bay, Block Island, and Boston among them)." - Diane Bair & Pamela Wright, The Boston Globe