Today we offer history on some points a bit more North in the bay, Pound of Tea Island, located at the mouth of the Harraseeket River, Freeport and Indian Pt. on Great Chebeague.
Pound of Tea
Now how do you come up with a name like Pound of Tea? Well, legend has it that's the price for the island. It's said the original settlers purchased the island from American Indians for a single pound of tea. The island is now inhabited by the King and Queen of Pound of Tea.
Indian Point, Great Chebeague
A single tree stands alone on the windswept barren point know as Indian Point. This is the fruit of the labor of a man know as Wentworth Ricker. In 1791 Ricker settled on Great Chebeague and planted a garden upon Indian Point. One day he noticed a tiny oak growing from his garden patch. He carefully tended to it and eventually it grew to be the landmark and seamark known today to all navigators in the bay.
CHART metalwork's exhibit the "Islands of Casco Bay" is on display through the end of January at Hilltop Coffee Shop, 90 Congress St., Portland, ME. "A Lone Tree" features an extra small silver pendant on sterling ball chain featuring Pound of Tea Island, a small silver pendant on sterling ball chain featuring Indian Point, an extra small bronze pendant on oxidized ball chain featuring Sturdivant Island and a small bronze pendant on oxidized ball chain featuring House Island. The jewelry can be purchased separately or as a collection with frame and story...
...or, you can always customize your own special piece.