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L.L. Bean's Grandson Donates Island
01/13/2014 02:15 PM ET  

Leon and Lisa Gorman have donated a 28-acre island enar the mouth of the Royal River in Yarmouth to Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) _ L.L. Bean's grandson is conserving an island that the late outdoorsman used for hunting.

Leon and Lisa Gorman have donated Lanes Island to Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The 28-acre island is near the mouth of the Royal River in Yarmouth.

The Times Record reported Monday that Gorman's grandfather, Leon ``L.L.'' Bean, hunted on the island in the 1930s with renowned decoy carver George Soule. The island, which has a heavy concentration of birds, is home to nesting bald eagles, and is surrounded by mudflats used by clammers.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust President Tim Glidden said Gorman began acquiring the island in 1968 and came into complete ownership in 2010. He says the Topsham-based organization will work in the coming months on a conservation plan.




 

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