Island Journal 2017, Volume 33, offers insights into island and coastal life through personal profiles and stories, fiction and poetry, and stunning photography and art. This issue includes the series "Making It Here," where islanders share stories of overcoming the challenges of remoteness, as well as articles on the uniqueness of island golf courses, VHF radios on Matinicus, "light painting" to unite island communities with art, maritime myths, and more.
On Saturday, July 7, from 11 am to 2 pm, the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport will host a model boat race featuring lobster boats and America’s Cup yachts. The event will take place at the Searsport Town Dock. For more information call 548-2529.
The Island Institute held its 8th annual Island Energy Conference in South Portland on May 4. This year’s theme, “Resilient Together,” highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities.