Cousins Island (Maine) facts for kids
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Cousins Island, Maine
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|• Density||249/sq mi (96.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Cousins Island is an island in Casco Bay within the town of Yarmouth in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. It is listed as a census-designated place, with a population of 490 as of the 2010 census. The CDP is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The island is connected to mainland Maine by a bridge. It is also connected to Chebeague Island by a 15-minute ferry ride on the Chebeague Transportation Company's ferry, the Islander. The island's southwestern peninsula is the site of the Wyman Energy Center, an oil-fired electric power plant capable of producing up to 823 megawatts of electricity. Wyman is a peaking power plant, which means it is only fired up to operate during times of high electricity demand in the region, such as hot summer days.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 46.51%, is water.
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