Ever Heard Of The Mistake Island?
Located off the coast of Jonesport, Mistake Island is just a 30-acre island in the state of Maine, US with coordinates – 44°28’29.2″N, 67°32’06.4″W.
This island consists of a lighthouse – Moose Peak Light, few houses, and some vegetation. Although it may seem as though the name “Mistake Island”was coined just for no reason or as a joke, the name is actually a corruption of the word “Moosabec” – a name believed to have had its origins in an Abenaki word, possibly meaning “moose head”.
Looking at the surroundings around Mistake Island, there seems to be no logic at all for it’s name.
This only shows that there don’t always have to be a reason behind naming places.