Monhegan (mŏnhēˈgĭn) [key], island, 2.5 sq mi (6.4 sq km), c.10 mi (16 km) off the coast of S Maine, settled c.1622. It is a summer resort favored by artists for its scenery. In the War of 1812 the U.S.S. Enterprise defeated the H.M.S. Boxer southeast of the island.
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