Howland has much to offer visitors who look to find the true flavor of authentic New England lifestyles. Founded in 1818, Howland was named after John Howland, one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Howland, Maine is located just off I-95 and connects with the well-traveled U. S. Route 2. Howland is also the point where the Piscataquis and the great Penobscot Rivers merge and flow southeast into Penobscot Bay on the great Atlantic Ocean. In years past, thousands of loggers worked and used the Piscataquis and Penobscot waterways as a float-able mode of transporting timber from Maine’s abundant northern woodlands to numerous mills and lumber yards. Today Howland is home to several small growing business with a focus on redeveloping its riverfront property.