The Maine coast includes several islands named Ram; the one depicted on this quilt is off Boothbay Harbor. The central painting of the island is surrounded by maritime signal flags, some of which also resemble quilt squares. Although the flags appear to be pieced, they are actually painted on the single piece of cotton broadcloth that makes up the quilt's surface. The building is the old boarded up keeper's house. The light, which is now mechanized, guides mariners in and out of the inner harbor on the north side, just off of Ocean Point.
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