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Old 08-15-2011, 10:34 AM
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Thought the NE boys might have some input. 41 acre island for 1.4 million seems like a deal to me. A few drawbacks- enjoyable season is probably 3-4 months long. Accessibility issues (a given). Anyone know anything about this?

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Beautiful....when the weather is nice.
Wonder how many strings are attached?


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Beautiful....when the weather is nice.
Wonder how many stings are attached?


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Yes, that is what I'm wondering. The thing has been for sale for at least 6 months. Not to mention it comes with 3-4 acres on the mainland with almost 300 ft of waterfront. Also, a bunch of man toys...

It just seems to good to be true.

Fyi- I have no material interest in this property, just seemed too good to be true for the uneducated island buyer
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I assume it is in Canada. Can non-citizens own property?
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I assume it is in Canada. Can non-citizens own property?
Yes I own a home and a few empty lots in Canada.

Would love to buy this island!
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I don't think it's "too good to be true". It's not like it's near anything or convenient to get to.

$1.4 mil is probably a fair price in Leonardville, New Brunswick.
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Offer $750,000 and get the negotiations going.
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I don't think it's "too good to be true". It's not like it's near anything or convenient to get to.

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I agree. The island is nice but consider construction costs for a house on the island, especially considering material delivery costs and costs to install a fresh water and electrical (solar panel and generator) system.

The mainland house is far from spectacular and offers no dock (unless I missed that). I cannot imagine what the summer water temps are like in that area......how low can you go.

I would rather have a $750,000 waterfront house on the Great Lakes and a $750,000 waterfront house on some inland lake in North Carolina. I could also buy a pretty nice boat for less than what would be needed to be spent to build on the island.
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1.4 mil divided by that
OK men and women, pony up, we're moving!!!!



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I remember when I was married, my then wife's employer asked if we would like to be part of a group to buy an island off the coast of Washington. We were too young and too poor then but later heard that they decided not to buy it because most of it was under water at high tide!
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I got dibs on any and all waterfowl hunting!
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Somebody call Jimmy Buffet...we're gonna need a seaplane!
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Bay of Fundy? Ain't that where the tide rises and falls a gazillion feet? Is that 41 acres at low tide?
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Let's just say, 10'-0"

http://gofishingforum.net/tide.pl?lo...17&lon=70.2050
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Ok 10 foot is do-able. Let's maybe make it a Casino.
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I don't know why you are showing the tide chart for Falmouth, Maine. That's almost 300 miles southwest down the coast! Try the chart for Eastport. How do you like a 19' tide?

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1.4mill really doesn't sound bad at all. Especially with a house and dock already on it. With all the growth seems plenty of the island is above water at high tide. If I had the cash I would buy this up for sure. Already have a house in northern Nova Scotia would love to add this!
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And don't forget the blackflies in May/June/July period. They are nasty little bastards.
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I know this island, and can tell you there's no "smoking gun" here. Casco Bay is a jewel, well worth the owner's asking price. I understand he is relocating to the West Coast and is forced to sell. Those who know these waters will tell you it's a very special place.

Breathtaking.
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