Past Issues

  • 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.

  • 2001 Island Journal

    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.