I would like to take this opportunity to fill in a missing chapter to the author’s book [about] Forbes Smiley 3rd, The Map Thief. With the funds that Mr. Forbes stole, he built an elaborate home here on the Island. This could still be a true Robin Hood story if so many Island workers and many of his neighbors hadn’t been stung for their money. Halfway through construction he was caught at this game. Several of us were out many thousands of dollars in losses as a result of his activities. When we tried to recover our losses we were told to get in line, the government gets their’s first. I would like to make it clear that we had to suck up our losses as he still lives in his elaborate home here on the Island.

Ken Edwards
West Tisbury