Sunrise at Portland Head Light.

Working Waterfront

A better way to do tourism

Historically, the Office of Tourism focused its attention on advertising and marketing, enticing people to fill our hotels and enjoy everything Maine had to offer. This strategy has worked very successfully, spurring growth in visitation and spending and one of the nation’s most robust tourism recoveries following the pandemic. But… SEE MORE
New and returning Island Fellows gathered for training recently in St. George. Front row, from left: Paige Atkinson, Hallie Lartius, Brianna Cunliffe, Melanie Nash, and Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld. Back row, from left: Kawai Marin, Katie Liberman, Olivia Lenfesty, Olivia Jolley, and Kaylin Wu. PHOTO: JACK SULLIVAN

Working Waterfront

Island Fellows program welcomes new recruits

Since 1999, the Island Institute’s Island Fellows program has placed 145 college graduates in Maine’s coastal and island communities for two-year fellowships. Fellows are placed at host sites, including schools, nonprofit organizations, historical societies, libraries, and other areas to complete community-developed projects in areas such as town planning, education, marine… SEE MORE