• Sarah Waters with children
    November 23

    In September, Tarah Waters began work in Eastport as an Island Fellow through the Island Institute (publisher of The Working Waterfront). Waters is a Colorado native and graduate of Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. with a B.A. in international studies.

    Community Development, Media

  • John Denver
    November 23

    My love of John Denver's music began before I can even remember. When I was very young, my father would retire to the living room after supper and play John Denver records while he worked in his chair.

  • Our Lady of Peace church
    October 27

    Tom Coughlin, an industrial engineer and lay person helping with the church's operations, including leading communion services for the last six years, said average attendance since 2012 was 15 people per service, with no attendees from the year-round community.

  • Ashley Bryan holding Beautiful Blackbird
    October 26

    The award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan from Islesford (Little Cranberry Island) often concludes his storytelling performances with a remarkable recitation of Langston Hughes’s poem “My People,” asking his audience to repeat the lines after him.

  • Vinalhaven from the water
    October 26

    Phil Crossman has a new book out called Observations: A Maine Island, a Century of Newsletters and the Stories Found Between the Lines.


  • Image of bench.
    September 24

    When Christine Dentremont finished the industrial design program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., she relocated two days later to Swan’s Island, where she would spend the next few years as a sternman on a lobster boat.

  • book jacket detail
    September 24

    He is awed by the humbling power of nature, whether a rip-roaring gale tearing shingles off roofs or the miracle that earth doesn’t spin out into the abyss…

  • Canoe exhibit.
    August 25

    The full-sized, birchbark canoe on display at the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Mass. is both rare and old. Purchased from Penobscot Indian Francis Sebattis in 1912, it was most likely used to guide sportsmen along Maine’s waterways. These canoes once were ubiquitous in Maine, and they were an integral part of the culture of the Penobscot Nation.

  • Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
    August 11

    In addition to nearly 50 new exhibitors, the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show has assembled a varied flotilla of new events and displays for the 13th annual event, which runs Aug. 14-16 on the waterfront in Rockland.