Working Waterfront

Pairing preservation and energy efficiency

I hadn't considered historic property management as a part of the work of running the Island Institute, but with a 165-year-old building on Main Street in Rockland being our headquarters, I've had to learn the basics. I've learned that for some, the act of restoring historic properties is akin to… SEE MORE
Monhegan view of Manana.

Working Waterfront

I don’t play island favorites

Editor's note: Reflections is a monthly column written by Island Fellows, recent college grads who do community service work on Maine islands through the Island Institute, publisher of The Working Waterfront, and AmeriCorps. This always happens. I'm telling someone what I do, how I work to lower the cost of… SEE MORE
An image used to illustrate the "genuine originals" group.

Working Waterfront

Trolling for the (right) tourists

When it comes to tourism, Maine can't be complacent and count on license plates that proclaim itself Vacationland. It's a crowded and expensive marketplace, and one in which potential visitors weigh competing lodging choices and even competing weather forecasts. Under the leadership of director Carolann Ouellette, the Maine Office of… SEE MORE