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OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENLAND
WITH AN AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST
Duck Island is named for the migratory birds that inhabit the island. Today the island is used as a wildlife refuge. Earlier the island was a restricted zone, used as a bombing target by the government.
New Hampshire Travel Guide, the Isle of Shoals
The Isle of Shoals, a group of nine islands off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, was a favorite summer retreat for American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935). He spent much of his time on Appledore, hosted by poet and friend Celia Thaxter. However, Hassam often depicted the adjoining Duck Island which he could view from Thaxter’s home.
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