History of Sutton Island, which was deeded to Ebenezer Sutton in 1757 in exchang
History of Sutton Island, which was deeded to Ebenezer Sutton in 1757 in exchange for a half-gallon of rum. Its year-round population peaked at 43 in 1860, and island pioneers like John Gilley developed an industrious island economy. It became a popular summer destination for East Coast gentry, who by 1950 had taken over all the island's homesteads except a few on its south shore. The lack of boat pull-ins and of a tightknit island community may explain the disappearance of its year-round population. Details, related profile of Charles Rice, born on Sutton Island in 1904.
Sutton Island Penobscot Bay
Little, Carl, "History of Sutton Island, which was deeded to Ebenezer Sutton in 1757 in exchang" (1995). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 279.