Albert F. Poole
40 x 56 cm
Library of Congress
Population of City/Town at Time of Publication
Description of City/Town
Monhegan Plantation is an island situated just outside of Muscongus Bay, in Lincoln County. It lies 12 miles south-east from Pemaquid Point light, 23 miles from Matinicus rock, and 20 miles from Seguin light. Its own lighthouse has a flashing, white light, sweeping the entire horizon. The tower is of granite of the natural color. The island comprises a thousand acres of good, though rocky land. Potatoes are the chief crop, and fishing the principal occupation of the Islanders. Monhegan has a bold shore on all sides, a large projection of rocks at its northeastern part, and has one good harbor….During the season of 1880, a church was finished and dedicated by the Methodists. Monhegan has one good public schoolhouse.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
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Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map