Get In Touch

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

Center for Shellfish Production and Research

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

Applied Research

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


Free tours are available to the public. PLEASE NOTE DEI IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. To schedule, call Suzie Beal at (207) 259-5080 or reach her through email 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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