Past Issues

  • 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.

  • 2003 Island Journal

    June 1, 2003

    Volume 20 weaves together variations on the theme of storytelling, with articles on Hollywood’s fanciful depictions of Maine island life and the “real” Sal and Jane who inspired Robert McCloskey’s beloved book characters.

  • 2002 Island Journal

    June 1, 2002

    Volume 19 of Island Journal considers the impact of individual citizens on the relative strength or fragility of Maine’s remote coastal and island communities.

  • 2001 Island Journal

    June 1, 2001

    The experience of “going there” is captured in stories about several days at sea aboard a research vessel, a pioneering 1925 expedition to Greenland, a more recent scientific trip to Iceland, and the journeys made by eight new Island Fellows to their remote host communities.

  • June 1, 2000

    Featuring contributions by Susan Little, Brendan Donegan, and Chris W. Brehme, poetry by Philip Conkling, and artwork by George Bellows.