Thursday, September 4, 2014

Four Of Thirty

Pope's Folly Island, 6 x 8 " oil on linen, ©2014, Fay Terry

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This is one of the most beautiful spots in the world; the view here is from the town of Lubec, Maine. The island forms a boundary between the United States turf, and Canadian property.  It was decided that Pope's Folly would belong to the U.S. in 1895 at the same time that an English vessel was trying to smuggle forty cases of rum onto Campobello Island while pretending to export it to the U.S. on Pope's Folly Island. The two court decisions were heard together as one, since both depended on which country controlled the island.
Pope's Folly island is named for a man who was jilted by his true love and decided to row the short distance from the mainland and live alone on the tiny island.
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1 comment:

  1. that's a great story and I LOVE MAINE!!!
    The painting is so Maine.


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