The 1882 Church Directory Map shows the shape of the island's community then. Three Perry households are clustered on the northern part of the western shore. Along the same side of the island, closer to the lighthouse, are shown six more households, of Rapps and Perrys and Doanes.
The outlines of all of these households can still be seen. If you poke around you will find their stone foundations, wells, apple trees and stone walls -- the remnants of island life from another time.
The place identified as belonging to W. Perry, in the cluster at the top of the map, is where we live. It's the only one of these nine houses that remains.
Church Directory Map courtesy of NSARM