US News This ‘magical island kingdom’ off Maine’s coast could be yours for $8m

15:35  11 july  2017
15:35  11 july  2017 Source:   bostonglobe.com

New island triggers warning to swimmers

  New island triggers warning to swimmers A new island has appeared off the coast of North Carolina but people have been warned not to swim there because of the threat of sharks and rip currents. The sandbar, nicknamed Shelly Island because of its abundance of seashells and pebbles, emerged from the sea in April and has now grown in size to about a mile long and 145 metres wide.The spit of land cannot be reached on foot and swimmers have been told to stay away because of the potential dangers.Shelly Island is just off the tip of Cape Point in Buxton and there are sharks and stingrays in the area.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A private island replete with a mansion, two guest houses and a barn with workers’ quarters is on the market in Maine for .95 million. The real estate listing says, ‘‘No expense was spared creating this magical island kingdom .’’

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A private island replete with a mansion, two guest houses and a barn with workers’ quarters is on the market in Maine for .95 million. Developer John Cacoulidis bought the 86-acre Hope Island in 1993 for .3 million.

  This ‘magical island kingdom’ off Maine’s coast could be yours for $8m © Christie’s International Real Estate PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A private island replete with a mansion, two guest houses and a barn with workers’ quarters is on the market in Maine for $7.95 million.

Developer John Cacoulidis bought the 86-acre Hope Island in 1993 for $1.3 million. The real estate listing says, ‘‘No expense was spared creating this magical island kingdom.’’

The property includes an 11,295-square-foot (1,049-square-meter) main house with six bathrooms and three bedrooms. It also features a 10-stall horse barn, a tavern for entertaining, a private chapel and a boat house with a deep-water pier.

The property in Casco Bay is a 25-minute boat ride from Portland.

The real estate agent tells the Portland Press Herald Cacoulidis is no longer using the island like he had in the past. His wife died last year.

AirAsia X incident: Bird strike suspected in turnback to Brisbane .
Kuala-Lumpur bound passengers on an AirAsia X flight from the Gold Coast say they saw sparks coming from an engine after a suspected bird strike led to their plane being grounded in Brisbane.The incident occurred shortly after the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight took off from the Gold Coast about 10:20pm, with the plane flying for another hour before landing safely in Brisbane.

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