Submit an Obituary to The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander


Cost: The American charges $1.75 per line and $15 per photo for obituaries. The Islander charges $1.25 per line and $15 per photo. The fee for publication in both papers is $2.50 per line and $24 for a photo. A line is the width of a column as it appears in the newspaper, not how it appears on your computer screen.

Once we receive your submission, we will contact you with the final price as soon as possible.

Deadline: Obituaries must be received by 9 a.m. on Wednesday in order to be included in The American’s Thursday edition. The Islander deadline is noon on Wednesday.

Submission: You can email your announcement to or or submit it using the form below.

    Contact Name (required)

    Contact Phone Number (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Name of Deceased

    Obituary (Cut and paste text into this box or attach a file below)

    Attach a File (Optional)

    Attach a Photo (Optional)

    Would you like to submit this obituary to The American, Islander or both?

    The Ellsworth AmericanMount Desert IslanderBoth Newspapers

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