History

The Ira C. Darling Center for Research Teaching and Service, now commonly referred to as the Darling Marine Center (DMC),  was established in 1965 upon the generous donation of a coastal estate to the University of Maine with the purpose of establishing a marine laboratory. The visionary donor was Mr. Ira C. Darling from Kenilworth, IL. To learn more about Mr. Darling, DMC history, and the families who lived and worked on Wentworth Point from the late from the 18th to the 20th centuries, follow the links below.

Paradise

Mr. Ira C. Darling

DMC Highlights

Our 50th Anniversary

Wentworth Point History Bulletins

Aquaculture

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