Past Issues

  • 2009 Island Journal

    June 1, 2009

    The 25th-anniversary edition of Island Journal contains a tribute to Andrew Wyeth and an extraordinary folio of his island work, as well as a a folio of Frenchboro paintings by Daud Akhriev, new essays, and a retrospective of articles, poems and photographs.

  • 2008 Island Journal

    June 1, 2008

    Mysteries abound in the 2008 Island Journal, from its stunning, fog-bound cover image to “The Missing Rednecks of Washington County,” the “ghosts” of Gotts Island and the true story behind President Roosevelt’s secret “fishing trip” off the coast of Maine in 1941.

  • 2007 Island Journal

    June 1, 2007

    Relationships and connections are at the heart of Volume 23 of Island Journal, including those between an artist and his work, among community members on remote Matinicus Island, and the family ties that bind the Islesford Boatworks and the North Haven Oyster Company.

  • 2006 Island Journal

    June 1, 2006

    Volume 22 of Island Journal focuses on young people who have chosen an island way of life. Stories from Islesford, Long, Chebeague, Vinalhaven, and Swan’s Island, and more.

  • 2005 Island Journal

    June 1, 2005

    The twenty-first edition of Island Journal considers access—both literal and metaphorical—which is an all-important aspect of Maine’s island and remote coastal communities.

  • June 1, 2004

    Eight chapters illustrating the core elements of island life are scarcely enough to capture the concept of "islandness" that has so intrigued and inspired visitors to Maine's islands for centuries.