Past Issues

  • 2007 Island Journal

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.