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Longtime artists colony, with visitor painters including Edward Hopper, George Bellows and Rockwell Kent.

Monhegan Island is in Lincoln County.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "island out to sea."

The latitude of Monhegan Island is 43.766N. The longitude is -69.311W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Monhegan Island is in the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Boothbay Harbor.
John Cabot dropped anchor here in 1497; the island became a well-known landmark to early seafarers.
Children on the island attend a one-room school.
Historic sites and museums: Monhegan Museum
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I made a garden on the top of the rocky isle of Monhegan in May that grew so well that it served for sallets in June and July.
-- Capt. John Smith

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“ I made a garden on the top of the rocky isle of Monhegan in May that grew so well that it served for sallets in June and July. ”
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