In 1956—44 years after Saint Joseph’s was founded—College
officials made a big decision: to move campus from Portland to Standish. With
the move came several hundred acres of pristine Maine real estate, including
shoreline on the state’s second-biggest lake, Sebago Lake. The choice to relocate
was an auspicious one—the lake is now one of the College’s defining assets.
Considered one of the purest lakes in the state, Sebago Lake
is the primary water source for Portland. But the clarity of Sebago makes for more
than good drinking water. From sunset kayak tours and stand up paddle boarding
to limnology and more, Sebago Lake provides both recreational and educational
opportunities for Saint Joseph’s students. Watch the video below to see how we
are taking advantage of our lakeside location.