Get In Touch

Downeast Institute
P.O. Box 83
39 Wildflower Lane
Beals, Maine  04611-0083
(207) 497-5769 or 497-5705

Shellfish Hatchery

To order clams or discuss hatchery hours or operations, please contact Kyle Pepperman, Aquaculture Production and Research Assistant. Cody can be reached at (207) 207-259-5048, or at


Inquiries about DEI’s applied research projects should be directed to Dr. Brian Beal, DEI’s Director of Research. Dr. Beal can be reached at UMM at (207) 255-1314 or at


To get in touch with DEI’s Education Director, Ms. Colleen Haskell, call DEI at (207) 259-5091  or reach her through e-mail at

General Inquiries

To reach DEI’s Executive Director, Dianne Tilton, call (207) 259-5039, or email her at


We are located on Great Wass Island, off Beals Island. In Jonesport, take the bridge to Beals. Take a left (past Bayview Takeout) on Bay View Drive. When you come to the causeway which leads to Great Wass Island follow the sign to DEI and take a right onto Black Duck Cove Rd. Stay on the Black Duck Cove Road until it turns to dirt, then continue for another mile. You will see a sign for DEI on your right. This is Wildflower Lane. Turn in and follow the road to DEI.

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