Cape Island, ME: Home of Oz “Wicked Witch”
January 3, 2015
Working Waterfront: Tour boat operators sometimes entertained their passengers by referring to Cape Island as “Witch’s Island.” That’s because the primary resident there, during summers from 1961 to 1985, was Margaret Hamilton, the actor who played the Wicked Witch of the West and Elmira Gulch in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Contrary to her character, one of the top villains in movie history, Hamilton was known by her mainland neighbors, in Maine and everywhere else, for her sweet nature.
Read more about Cape Island, Maine, and its ties to The Wizard of Oz.