Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tenpound Island from the Schooner Maine

Here are some random shots of Tenpound Island that I took from the Schooner Maine a couple weeks ago.

How did Tenpound Island get its name? I’ve heard three theories. There were 10 sheep pens or pounds on the island. The British bought the island from the natives for 10 pounds, Sterling. (This seems unlikely according to local historians). The third story I heard was that there were 10 pound cannons placed on the island. We may never know.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

Now I know that it's been hot and sticky. Should you need to be reminded of a time when you were dreaming of this kind of weather eight months ago, have a look a this January 09 post of Tenpound Island.

Scenic Sunday


James said...

Hello Steve, I just want to say that I really enjoy your photos.
They are outstanding!

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
Beautiful scenery pictures as usually. You really know how to take these pictures!

shirl said...

As always you phots are so brilliant makes me want to head back home! Born in New Bedford byw.

A New England Life said...

I'll take these shots over the others anyday. Thoughts of winter make me cringe.

That 2nd photo down is beautiful.

A New England Life said...

BTW, where you been Steve? You've been awful quiet lately.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding us Steve.

Kay said...

Fantastic photos.


Janie said...

The January post looks very chilly! Great photos of the summery island. Interesting to speculate on the name.

Tammie Lee said...

ah, you have some wonderful photos here. And looking back a few posts, you have great photos and it looks as though you have been having a great time!

Eve said...

Can never get enough of your photography Steve.

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