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Friday, April 20, 2007

Ram Island For Sale

Ram Island off Machiasport is for sale on eBay—starting bid $795,000.
Ram Island is the last (northeasternmost) island on the Maine Island trail. The trail goes from Casco Bay to Machias Bay and includes over 90 private and state owned islands. Participation is voluntary. The Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) is a non profit agency whose main concern is the protection of the Maine Islands. Kayakers, following the trail, can camp on the islands - and they do, so we're told. Not many make it as far up as Ram Island.
Islands are very special! There are a finite number of islands in the world - not nearly enough to go around. We believe that Ram would be perfect for shared ownership. Two or three families could split the initial expense, and share the use. So, with eight weeks or so in the summer the ownership can easily be shared. Each family could have a solitary experience for a week or two if they desired. Or they could all do it together. The island is big enough for that.
[via Boing Boing]


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