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Beals Island and Jonesport Nautical Antiques

One of the best nautical stores on the East Coast! BEALS (40 alt.; Beals Town, 524 pop.) is a fishing community on Beals Island,as well as a summer resort, where the popular sport is deep-sea fishing. There is a faithful congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Beals. In 1865 G. J. Adams, a Mormon missionary from Phila- delphia, succeeded despite local opposition in recruiting followers here. Prevail- ing upon many to sell their worldly goods, he organized the Palestine Emigration Association, issuing a religious publication, The Sword of Truth and the Harbinger of Peace. After arrangements had been made with the Turkish Government, through the American consul, 175 members left on a 52-day voyage to Palestine in the barkentine, Nellie Chapin, and settled near Jaffa. Beset by internal dissensions, misunderstandings with the natives, and disease caused by poor sanitary condi- tions, the colony was disbanded within a year and the survivors returned to the United States.