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Orphan's Island, Maine

Penobscot county. This island, containing about 5,000 acres of excellent land at the mouth of Penobscot river, is 4 miles in length. It is attached to the town of Bucksport; the head or north part of it lies opposite to the beautiful village in that town. This island divides the Penobscot into two branches: the western or main branch is called the "Narrows," on which side a fort is about to be constructed by the U.S. government for the protection of the river. The other branch is called "Eastern river."

This beautiful island derived its name from its having been the property of an orphan heiress who inherited it as her part of the Waldo Patent.

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