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    Colby College President David Greene and incoming Colby students walk on the Up East, Inc. foundation grounds Thursday on the Wyeth family's Allen Island. The group of students spent a week on the island learning to use equipment to monitor marine ecology.

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    An aerial view of Allen Island, a private 450-acre island owned by a Wyeth family foundation in Maine's southern Muscongus Bay.

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    Colby College professor Whitney King speaks with excitement Thursday about the marine ecology studies underway by students on Allen Island, off Port Clyde. The former Wyeth family island is home to the Up East, Inc. foundation and also a place for lobster fishermen to store traps and equipment.

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    Incoming Colby College students speak Thursday about their weeklong stay on Allen Island, off Port Clyde, where they learned about marine ecology. From left are Emannuel Sogunle, Mackjennie Joseph and Kayla Wesley.

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    Colby College President David Greene speaks Thursday beside incoming college students about the Up East, Inc. foundation, which studies changing marine ecology at the foundation-owned Allen Island off Port Clyde.

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    Artist Jamie Wyeth greets visitors from Colby College and others Thursday at the wharf at Allen Island, off Port Clyde.

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    Colby College President David Greene listens Thursday to a presentation on the Up East, Inc. foundation from artist Jamie Wyeth on Allen Island, off Port Clyde. Phyllis Wyeth is at right with her dog, Iggy, staying warm and dry.

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    Colby College students and others line up during an opening of a new classroom Thursday at the Up East, Inc. foundation facility on Allen Island off Port Clyde.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others listen Thursday while learning about talapia culture in a facility at the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde.

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    Students Ryan Leach, left, and Simon Fox study lettuce Thursday, looking for micro-organisms. The lettuce was raised at the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde on. At right is teacher Ann Booker.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others tour a vegetable greenhouse Thursday at the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others on Thursday board one of three boats that transported them to Allen Island, off Port Clyde, where they would learn about the Up East, Inc. foundation, which owns the island. The trip, the result of a collaboration of Colby College and the foundation, was intended for scientific research on changing marine ecology.

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    Oakland Town Council member Don Borman, left, and wife Terry speak with Peter Harris, chairman of the board of directors of the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, on Thursday.

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    Don Borman, left, an Oakland town councilor, photographs the yacht Dreadnought, owned by artist Jamie Wyeth, which speeds past a boat filled with visitors from Colby College and others on their way to visit Allen Island, off Port Clyde, to learn about the Up East Foundation, which owns the island.

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    Artist Jamie Wyeth welcomes visitors from Colby College and others Thursday to Allen Island off Port Clyde. At left, Colby College President David Greene and Phyllis Wyeth listen.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others tour an art gallery containing paintings by Andrew Wyeth on Thursday on Allen Island, off Port Clyde.

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    Incoming Colby College students relax on a boat that returned them to Port Clyde on Thursday after a week of studying marine ecology on Allen Island.

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    Herring Gut Learning Center Executive Director Sam Belknap, left, welcomes Colby College visitors to the facility Thursday in Port Clyde. At right are Peter Harris, chairman of the board of directors; Colby College President David Green; and board member Peter Conkling.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others tour the facilities at the Herring Gut Learning Center on Thursday in Port Clyde.

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    Visitors from Colby College and others tour the Herring Gut Learning Center on Thursday in Port Clyde and are led by Liz Bowe, center, inside a building that is used to dry kelp.

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