News of Maine's Coast and Islands
News and views on the places we cover: Maine's island and remote coastal communities.
For a century, a stone and mortar, wooden-roofed tank on the outskirts of town provided Castine with a necessary resource—water. Today, the remains of the structure and the site are being repurposed to serve the town in a new way.
One of the best metaphors depicting the fragility of island communities I’ve encountered is the idea of the three-legged stool.
If I were to limit myself to searching for friendships in my age group, I would eliminate 95 percent of the community.
PHOTO ESSAY BY COURTNEY MOONEY
At the end of September, an unprecendented bloom of the phytoplankton karenia mikimotoi extended from Cape Elizabeth to the New Meadows River.
And another lesson: Nantucket is so wonderfully preserved in its 19th and 18th century splendor because when the whaling industry died, the island became a ghost town. It was only in the 1930s that...
“People were clamoring for it and are happy to have it open.” —Chris Gardner
The 2010 closure of the Stinson sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor and the layoffs of scores of workers sparked fears about this small town’s economic well-being.
A town grew here only after the paper mill was built to take advantage of the natural hydro power.