- Founded on April 1, 2003
- Regent Tim Harrison
The Republic of Boon Island declared its independence on 1st April 2003, in an effort to raise funds to restore and maintain the remote lighthouse off the coast of Maine. ‘Every political and government office for the new Republic is for sale—for the right price’, the self proclaimed regent of the new republic Tim Harrison said to reporters. ‘We are a corrupt government, but we are corrupt for the benefit of the people and for the people.’ Citizenship was available to anyone who was willing to pay the $25.00 fee. In 2014, the lighthouse was sold to a real estate developer.