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Castine – Hospital Island
Hospital Island is southeast of Castine, just to the west of Rogers Island, and on recent maps, often confused with Rogers Island. The name of the island is said to come from a quarantine station located there. In their book, the McLanes note that they have not found evidence of a hospital, but that even if there was not an official hospital, it would have been likely that Castine would have had an area of the harbor where stricken ships could anchor. Census reports and maps suggest that during Lane's time there was only one dwelling on the island.
Charles B. McLane, and Carol Evarts, Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast, vol. 1 (Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House Press, 1982).