Private Cemetery on Seavey Island, Maine
There is a small cemetery on the southwestern point of the Naval Prison grounds that shows five graves. The stones of four of them are just slabs of rock, evidently replacing the original stones, the fifth is larger and though chipped and broken, shows the form of a conventional tombstone. All were heavily whitewashed. When the temporary prison buildings were erected during the World War, they were placed so as not to disturb the graves. They now lie on a mound some six feet higher than the surrounding land, which had been leveled to accommodate the structures.
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