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Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
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Chart of 1891
Location Washington County, Maine, United States
Nearest city Machiasport, Maine
Area 1,700 acres (6.9 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge
Cross Island rugged shoreline (4188080036)
Rugged shoreline of Cross Island

Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in the state of Maine. It is one of the five refuges that together make up the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, along with Petit Manan, Franklin Island, Seal Island, and Pond Island.

Cross Island NWR has a surface area of 1,700 acres (6.9 km2). It is part of the Town of Cutler.

Islands

Cross Island National Wildlife Refuge consists of six islands:

  • Cross Island - 1,489 acres (603 ha)
  • Scotch Island - 10 acres (4.0 ha)
  • Outer Double Head Shot - 14 acres (5.7 ha)
  • Inner Double Head Shot - 8 acres (3.2 ha)
  • Mink Island - 11 acres (4.5 ha)
  • Old Man Island - 6 acres (2.4 ha)
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