The island of the Unitarians


"Trap Dike, Star Island'' (oil on canvas) , by CHRIS VOLPE,  at Alpers Fine Art, Andover, Mass.

Star Island is one of those tiny bodies of land off New Hampshire that comprise the Isles of Shoals. It has long been a summer retreat for Unitarians, that quintessentially New England denomination that mostly evolved from such Transcendentalists as Ralph Waldo Emerson.