James McCarthy/Mainebiz

Lobster boats on the harbor of Isle au Haut. Nearly 50% of the community's year-round residents make their living as lobstermen.

By James McCarthy / Mainebiz

Mainebiz reporter James McCarthy visits Isle au Haut and learns about the complexities and challenges of living off the coast of Maine, as well as how the entrepreneurial spirit you find in a small island community, with a year-round population of just under 40 residents, has less to do with making things and everything to do with building a sustainable community.