Visual voyage around Monhegan to celebrate 400th anniversary of island’s 1614 settlement

Posted Aug. 08, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
 Islanders celebrated the 300th anniversary of Capt. John Smith's arrival on Monhegan in 1914 with art, music and more. Summer 2014 has lots of events planned to mark the 400th anniversary.
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Islanders celebrated the 300th anniversary of Capt. John Smith's arrival on Monhegan in 1914 with art, music and more. Summer 2014 has lots of events planned to mark the 400th anniversary.
A cross stands by the shipwreck of the D.T. Sheridan at Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island in this May 2014 file photo. Rusty remains of the 110-foot tug boat are scattered along the rocky shore. The ship crashed into the rocks on Nov. 5, 1948. All crew members survived.
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A cross stands by the shipwreck of the D.T. Sheridan at Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island in this May 2014 file photo. Rusty remains of the 110-foot tug boat are scattered along the rocky shore. The ship crashed into the rocks on Nov. 5, 1948. All crew members survived. Buy Photo
A decorated pickup truck on Monhegan Island, where most people don't have a vehicle, drives on the road in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
A decorated pickup truck on Monhegan Island, where most people don't have a vehicle, drives on the road in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
Boats rest on Monhegan Harbor during sunrise in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Boats rest on Monhegan Harbor during sunrise in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
A sign for Monhegan rests on a building in this May 2014 file photo. A 700-acre island, Monhegan is home to about 69 year-round residents, but rises to about 250 during the summer months.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
A sign for Monhegan rests on a building in this May 2014 file photo. A 700-acre island, Monhegan is home to about 69 year-round residents, but rises to about 250 during the summer months. Buy Photo
Sunset casts its warm light on the homes of Monhegan in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Sunset casts its warm light on the homes of Monhegan in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
A resident of Monhegan catches a ride on the back of one of the pickup trucks on the island in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
A resident of Monhegan catches a ride on the back of one of the pickup trucks on the island in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
Monhegan Island is home to about 69 year-round residents.  In the summer, the 700-acre island's population rises to about 250.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Monhegan Island is home to about 69 year-round residents. In the summer, the 700-acre island's population rises to about 250. Buy Photo
A view from the south side of Monhegan shows the water off the island in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
A view from the south side of Monhegan shows the water off the island in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
Shermie Stanley, 66, rows out to his lobster boat for a day of cleaning and repairs in Monhegan in this May 2014 file photo. Stanley is a fourth-generation resident of Monhegan and a lobsterman since age 11.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Shermie Stanley, 66, rows out to his lobster boat for a day of cleaning and repairs in Monhegan in this May 2014 file photo. Stanley is a fourth-generation resident of Monhegan and a lobsterman since age 11. Buy Photo
A view of Monhegan looking east from the Monhegan Lighthouse in this May 2014 file photo.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
A view of Monhegan looking east from the Monhegan Lighthouse in this May 2014 file photo. Buy Photo
Tourists explore the grounds around Monhegan Island Lighthouse in this March 2012 file photo.
Brian Swartz
Tourists explore the grounds around Monhegan Island Lighthouse in this March 2012 file photo.

Monhegan, the out-to-sea-island, celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Capt. John Smith to the island in 1614. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins participated in a parade and celebration through town on the island to celebrate the artist colony’s quadricentennial.

View in and around Monhegan with these Bangor Daily News and contributed photos.

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