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The Public Benches Of Monhegan Island, Maine.

by Anura Guruge

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With tourism their sustaining industry the Monhegan Islanders (an extremely pleasant bunch of people by any account), from everything I saw, try very hard to make sure that any and all visitors to this glorious island leave with fond memories and a burning desire to come back again — soon as possible.

The public benches are definitely a part of the overall strategy to make sure that visitors will appreciate, remember and talk about the ‘small touches’. That said, from what I saw the locals are also very glad to have these benches in all the right spots.

Most of the benches are by the ‘roads’ — viz. Main St., Black Head Road & Lobster Cove Road — rather than on the trails. There is, however, a bench on Lobster Cove, just to the west of the famous shipwreck, and about 4 at the lighthouse.

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by Anura Guruge