Fairy Houses of Monhegan Island

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 What:  There is a book called Fairy Houses, written and illustrated by Tracy Kane about the Island fairy houses. I realize this one is not very close to Spokane, but you find them where they are. This place was inspiring enough to give ideas about what might be done around here or in your backyard. I plan on building some of these grand structures on my property. For the amusement of the butterflies, birds, lizards, and in case any fairies are lingering about. The people on this island, it was said, thought the fairy houses were not good for the forest, but I found them the most interesting thing on the island myself. They totally eclipsed the painters and other artists. This whole thing taken as one artwork is definitely a masterpiece of about 500 houses by my best count. We show above our best photos of them.

 Where:  Take a plane to Minneapolis, then from there to Portland, Maine. Stay somewhere near Thomaston, and take one of the boat services out to Monhegain Island. Get a map of the Island at its wharf. Take trail #11 to see the Fairy houses. You could do this in a weekend by flying Friday, boating Saturday, and then flying back Sunday.

 Cautions:  People do repair fairy houses if it is obvious how to do so back to the original.

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