SCITUATE, Mass. —Looking for the perfect gift for the adventurous person on your holiday shopping list?
How about a 3.75-acre private island in Briggs Harbor off Minot Beach?
“The station went as far as to call Scituate to make sure it wasn’t a lie,” said DiGiacomantonio. “I got a tape recorder, which at that time in the 1950s was a big thing.”
But Dominic DiGiacomantonio fell ill and died before his plans to build on the island were realized, and when his wife died in 2002, she had never set foot on her personal enclave.
Now Elaine DiGiacomantonio, of Holliston, is selling the island after buying it from her parents’ estate in 2002.
“I purchased it from the estate because my sister is in Florida and she didn’t want it,” DiGiacomantonio said. “I’d like to see someone do something nice with it.”
Listed at $849,900 by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, the island of cedars, wild blueberry bushes and granite outcrops is accessible by boat during high tide and by foot over areas of the marsh during low tide. The land is assessed at $5,900 and, like several nearby islands, is identified as 0 Glades Road in Scituate.
DiGiacomantonio put the island up for sale in 2008 for $750,000, but later took it off the market because of the poor economy.
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