A view of Vinalhaven's downtown.

Working Waterfront

The island wave is part of self-governing

Reflections is written by Island Fellows, recent college grads who do community service work on Maine islands and in coastal communities through the Island Institute, publisher of The Working Waterfront. As I drove down Main Street on Vinalhaven for the first time, admiring the dozens of lobster boats moored in Carver’s… SEE MORE

Working Waterfront

State signals support of offshore wind

Earlier this year, Gov. Janet Mills announced her terms for the back-in-motion effort to site wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine. She is asking the legislature to back a ten-year moratorium on wind projects in the waters managed by the state—those within three miles of shore—and she affirmed her… SEE MORE
The family

Working Waterfront

Putting down retail roots on Islesboro

[caption id="attachment_23893" align="alignleft" width="200"] The family in front of the Island Market. PHOTO: COURTESY MARIANNE PURDY[/caption] Sky and Marianne Purdy met while hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2007, and for six seasons, both worked at a lodge in Denali National Park in Alaska at the end of the park’s single… SEE MORE