Working Waterfront

Deer Island marks 250 years of endurance

Editor's note: This story first appeared in The Quoddy Tides, and appears here with permission. Until as late as 1770, Deer Island—which lies between Eastport and New Brunswick, and is part of the Canadian province—is believed to only have been used by the Wabanaki peoples, primary Passamaquoddy, for hunting. In… SEE MORE
book jacket

Working Waterfront

Family ties fray on a Maine island

The Guest Book By Sarah Blake; Flatiron Books, New York Toward the very end of Sarah Blake’s insightful novel, The Guest Book, one of the principal characters is collecting mussels on the shore of fictional Crockett’s Island, which lies just across a narrows from the real Vinalhaven. “The tide sucked… SEE MORE
Journal of an Island Kitchen

Working Waterfront

Discomfort food

Hard times like this pandemic leave us hankering for comfort food: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, pasta, ice cream. Have you heard about Covid 15? That’s the weight we packed on while stuck at home. But what’s discomfort food? Food that hurts the cook to prepare. Like sharp points… SEE MORE
Burnt Coat Harbor light

Working Waterfront

Community Fund grant helps island lighthouse

Fifteen years of restoration work on the historic Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station on Swan’s Island is approaching completion. One of the final steps is being made possible by a grant to the town of Swan’s Island from the Belvedere Historical Preservation Fund (Downeast) of the Maine Community Foundation. The… SEE MORE