Thursday, December 10, 2009

Islands of Casco Bay history of Little Diamond Island

A little background information on the 5 piece silver bracelet in the "Islands of Casco Bay" show at Hilltop Coffee. The bracelet features Little Diamond Island, Peaks Island, Hussey Sound and Long Island.

A Diamond in the Rough
Up until 1900 Little Diamond consisted of a single working farm. Over the next decade it followed in the footsteps of Great Diamond and a summer colony was formed. The busiest cottage on the island was the Nissen cottage run as a boarding house. The cost to stay for one week was $4.00 and included room and board. The Nissen family later became the famous bakers of Maine and New England.

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