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A Private Island With a Dose of Revolutionary War Backstory

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During the Revolutionary War, a small island in Maine's Penobscot Bay was used as a British point of defense until it was captured in 1779 by a group of Continental Marines led by none other than Paul Revere. Today that privately owned land mass is known as Nautilus Island, and while it appears more peaceful than power-mongering, the grandeur of its past life persists. For sale: the whole 37-acre estate, replete with a six-bedroom main house (built in 1882 and since updated), a two-bedroom farmhouse, a guest house, a vineyard, a boathouse (retrofitted with a sweet-looking bar), a 300-foot dock, not to mention a 23-foot boat. About those interiors, they're just about as upper New England-charming as it gets, with an original wood staircase, a stone fireplace, exposed brick, and views of the water. Outside, there's a pool, a tennis court, gardens, and more—all with lighted paths leading the way. Good news for lubbers of land and sea: the place has just been PriceChopped to $7.995M, down from its initial $10.6M ask.

· Nautilus Island, Brookville, Maine [Zillow]
· Maine's Nautilus Island Re-Listed for $7.995M []