Monhegan Island, Maine, turns 400

August 7, 2014 6:20 AM

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Monhegan Island, Maine, turns 400

MONHEGAN ISLAND, Maine — On a tiny island known for its laid-back ambience, a place where the few roads are unpaved and police don’t exist, the 45 year-round residents uncorked a two-day party that ended with the bang of fireworks Wednesday night.

The official reason for the party, which included Maine’s two US senators and a congresswoman, was the 1614 arrival of Captain John Smith, the English explorer rescued by Pocahontas in Virginia.

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