Apropos the observation station at Peaked Hill, where a drive to the summit is now under construction, and likewise the report of a similar station to be constructed at Gay Head, near the lighthouse, it now becomes known that the reason for two such stations so close together is that the boundary lines dividing the Boston and Newport coastal defense areas converge on the Vineyard in such a way as to leave part of the Island in each district.

In these days, when army maneuvers include the kidnapping of brigadier generals as a part of the plan of action, one district probably would not trust a detail from another to keep a correct score for them in case of hostilities.