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Bailey Island

Bailey Island

Bailey Island is an island in Casco Bay, and a part of the town of Harpswell, Maine, in the United States. Bailey Island originally bore the name Newaggin, given to it by the local Abenaki Native Americans, and was first populated by European settlers in the 17th century. The first settler of the island was William Black, or Black Will, a freed slave from Kittery, Maine, took possession of the island in 1727 after spending many years of his life there. Because of this, the island became known as Will's Island.