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Monhegan Island

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MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE - NOVEMBER 09: Celebrated American artist Jamie Wyeth paints island resident Kyle Murdock with his sign selling various items to tourists, including a tour of his dead cat museum, November 9, 1999 on Monhegan Island, Maine. Wyeth, who owns a summer home on Monhegan, has painted the island and its residents for decades, including a series on the children of the island. Monhegan Island, home to lobstermen and painters and a popular destination for tourists is twelve miles off the coast of Maine. Ringed by high, dark cliffs, its interior a mix of meadows, marsh and spruce groves, Monhegan is one of just 14 true island communities left off the coast of Maine. The island has a 65 permanent, year-round residents and the population grows to around 200 in the summer, with day-trippers adding several hundred more. (Photo by Amy Toensing)
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1999 Amy Toensing
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MONHEGAN ISLAND, MAINE - NOVEMBER 09: Celebrated American artist Jamie Wyeth paints island resident Kyle Murdock with his sign selling various items to tourists, including a tour of his dead cat museum, November 9, 1999 on Monhegan Island, Maine. Wyeth, who owns a summer home on Monhegan, has painted the island and its residents for decades, including a series on the children of the island. Monhegan Island, home to lobstermen and painters and a popular destination for tourists is twelve miles off the coast of Maine. Ringed by high, dark cliffs, its interior a mix of meadows, marsh and spruce groves, Monhegan is one of just 14 true island communities left off the coast of Maine. The island has a 65 permanent, year-round residents and the population grows to around 200 in the summer, with day-trippers adding several hundred more. (Photo by Amy Toensing)