Iwalani's Voyage Around the World
Map of GeorgetownGeorgetown is one of the many islands off the coast of Maine. Located at about 43 degrees 48 minutes north and 69 degrees 45 minutes west, it lies at the mouth of the Kennebec River. The island is about ten miles long and three miles wide and covers 18.5 square miles. The climate ranges from hot summers ( temperatures up to 98 degrees Fahrenheit) to blizzard conditions with temperatures down to 20 degrees below zero in the winter. The convoluted coastline of Maine was formed when glaciers scoured the earth while advancing south. The glaciers also left one of the few sand beaches on the coast of Maine, now part of Reid State Park. About 900 people live on the island which has a car bridge to the mainland. The township of Georgetown was incorporated in 1716, the tenth corporate town in Maine. The place where Iwalani was built is called Williams Farm, in West Georgetown. The farm dates back to the 1700's.