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Uber Vinalhaven, Maine

uber Vinalhaven, Maine

What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Vinalhaven, Maine It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available Vinalhaven, Maine!  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Vinalhaven, Maine Just think about traveling to Vinalhaven, Maine for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in Vinalhaven, Maine

The following steps will make using Uber in Vinalhaven, Maine a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Vinalhaven, Maine.
  2. . Verify how many Uber Vinalhaven, Mainecars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Vinalhaven, Maine
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Vinalhaven, Maine area and are can pickup riders that are in your current eighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Vinalhaven, Maine area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Vinalhaven, Maine Information:

Vinalhaven, Maine
Town
Main Street c. 1915
Main Street c. 1915
Vinalhaven, Maine is located in Maine
Vinalhaven, Maine
Vinalhaven, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°3′31″N 68°51′4″W / 44.05861°N 68.85111°W / 44.05861; -68.85111
Country United States
State Maine
County Knox
Incorporated 1789
Area
 • Total 168.69 sq mi (436.91 km2)
 • Land 23.46 sq mi (60.76 km2)
 • Water 145.23 sq mi (376.14 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,165
 • Estimate (2012) 1,153
 • Density 49.7/sq mi (19.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04863
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-79130
GNIS feature ID 0582782

Vinalhaven is a town located on the larger of the two Fox Islands in Knox County, Maine, United States. Vinalhaven is also used to refer to the Island itself. The population was 1,165 at the 2010 census. It is home to a thriving lobster fishery and hosts a summer colony. Since there is no bridge to the island, Vinalhaven is accessible from Rockland via an approximately hour-and-fifteen-minute ferry ride across West Penobscot Bay, or by air taxi from Knox County Regional Airport.

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 3.1 2010 census
    • 3.2 2000 census
  • 4 Energy
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Sites of interest
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

History[edit]

A stone manufactory c. 1880

Archeological remains indicate that the island was first inhabited 3800–5000 years ago by the Red Paint People. Later, it became Abenaki territory. Europeans visited in the 16th century, and English Capt. Martin Pring named the archipelago Fox Islands in 1603. The first permanent English settlement occurred in 1766 when Thaddeus Carver from Marshfield, Massachusetts, arrived, and later purchased 700 acres (2.8 km2) from Thomas Cogswell on the southern shore near what would become known as Carver's Harbor.

Others soon followed to establish the remote fishing and farming community in the Gulf of Maine. The first families of Vinalhaven are considered to be Arey, Calderwood, Carver, Coombs, Dyer, Ginn, Greem, Hopkins, Lane, Leadbetter, Norton, Philbrook, Pierce, Roberts, Smith, Warren and Vinal. On June 25, 1789, Vinalhaven was incorporated as a town, named for John Vinal. Vinal was not an island resident, merely the agent who petitioned the Maine General Court to incorporate the new township; nonetheless the name stuck. In 1847, the North Fox Island seceded and became a separate township called North Haven.

Monolithic columns quarried for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, installation completed in 1904

Fishing, shipbuilding, logging and shipping were important early businesses on Vinalhaven. High quality granite was discovered in 1826, and Vinalhaven became one of Maine's largest quarrying centers for the next century. Today the island is dotted with abandoned old quarries, many of which have since filled with groundwater and are popular swimming holes for residents and visitors alike. Pinkish-gray Vinalhaven granite, excavated by the Bodwell Granite Company, can be seen in the State Department Building in Washington, New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, and the Union Mutual Life Insurance Building in Boston.

Granite was shipped for customs houses and post offices in New York; St. Louis; Kansas City; Buffalo, etc.; the railroad station and the Board of Trade in Chicago; the Washington Monument and federal office buildings in the Capital; the Pennsylvania Railroad Station and the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia; as well as private mansions, monuments, bridges, dams, and thousands of tons of paving blocks for the streets of Portland; Boston; New York; Newark; Philadelphia and other cities. The Vinalhaven quarries were the only ones deep enough to provide the eight huge polished columns called for in the original plans for the apse of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City; unfortunately the massive columns broke under their own weight, and ultimately more than one piece of granite had to be put together to create each column. The quarries also provided foundation stone for the cathedral.

A noted lobster fishing community, Vinalhaven has fishing rights to much of Penobscot Bay and its offshore waters. There are ten major fishing grounds around Vinalhaven that the island's fishermen and some Matinicus Isle fishermen have used for centuries to capture such groundfish as cod, haddock, pollock, hake, lobster scallops and halibut. Shrimp, dogfish, mackerel and herring are also abundant in the waters around Vinalhaven. Vinalhaven lobstermen were the first in the nation to unionize. They began to organize in the winter of 2012-13, after frustration with low lobster prices being to paid to them and disagreements with the Maine Lobstermen's Associations leadership.

Like neighboring North Haven Island, Vinalhaven is well known for its summer community of wealthy Northeasterners, mostly from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The movie The Islander was filmed on Vinalhaven and some of the locals acted in the movie.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 168.69 square miles (436.91 km2), of which, 23.46 square miles (60.76 km2) of it is land and 145.23 square miles (376.14 km2) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 578
1800 858 48.4%
1810 1,052 22.6%
1820 1,308 24.3%
1830 1,794 37.2%
1840 1,950 8.7%
1850 1,252 −35.8%
1860 1,667 33.1%
1870 1,851 11.0%
1880 2,855 54.2%
1890 2,617 −8.3%
1900 2,358 −9.9%
1910 2,344 −0.6%
1920 1,965 −16.2%
1930 1,843 −6.2%
1940 1,629 −11.6%
1950 1,427 −12.4%
1960 1,273 −10.8%
1970 1,135 −10.8%
1980 1,211 6.7%
1990 1,072 −11.5%
2000 1,235 15.2%
2010 1,165 −5.7%
Est. 2014 1,144 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Vinalhaven, Maine Weather

Why Is Uber Better than TaxiCab?

Uber has two advanatges over a traditional taxicab service.

Price -  Uber costs less per ride than a traditional taxi service.  Because drivers use their own personal vehicles instead of a costly commercial fleet, their costs are much lower than a traditional taxicab service.

Convience - Uber is an app based service with a clean and simple UI.  Uber uses GPS coordinates to pinpoint the closest driver.  They give you an updated Estimated Time of Arrival, for both when your Uber driver arrives at your door, and also an ETA for when are supposed to arrive at your destination.


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