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Grover was still keeper in 1837, earning 0 per year, and his letter-writing enemies continued their assault, branding him a profane man, uncivil to those who visit the island and alleging that he lived in great intimacy with his wifes sister (while apparently estranged from his ailing wife).
Grover was cleared in court, but the accusations, and other difficulties, would continue.
The sea washd the small rocks from under the Lighthouse and Dwelling house; the island was all under water for 4 hours.However, references to Boon Island can be found as early as 1630, which negates those claims.In 1797, the Boston Marine Society requested a day beacon be built on the island.In 1816, keepers salaries varied from 0 per year at Plymouth Lighthouse to a well-deserved high at Boon Island of 0.By 1818, an increase in salary prompted unscrupulous competition for the job at Boon Island.
Many link the name Boon Island to the wrecks of the trading vessel Increase in 1682 or the Nottingham Gallery in 1710.