All it took was a single report of a synth haven completed. Knight-Captain Smith. Forward base Maine. It has taken months to clear the space needed for the vertibirds This island must have been home to the coast guard as there was a damaged vertibird landing pad already here. Trekking up the coast on the Gunboat was frustrating and bringing the equipment needed to build this forward base has been exhausting. We have set up on an easy to defend Island, there is a “settlement” across from us and some of its inhabitants have "volunteered", adding to the manpower on site. They are falling in line with brotherhood standards. The earth moving machines that Ingram fixed up have proved more than up to the task of levelling out parts of the island. While clearing some trees we hit on something fantastic the island has a good source of oil, and I could not believe my eyes when I saw it. Furthermore, good news the outpost is now able to produce its own fuel, ammo and steel the island has a number of good locations for expansion making this island a perfect training ground. It turns out that this part of the commonwealth has some interesting marine life that can rip right through standard defences. The creatures are unable to climb all that well. To that effect, I have built up the natural cliffs of this small island and on the approaches fortified them. We are entrenched well now. Pictures as follows, the camera had taken damage and the weather is not helping, there is a radioactive fog on this island, and it is effecting the equipment it is nothing too worrisome it is more annoying than anything. Knight-Captain Smith.