The former pilot boat before being refitted.

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Island freight business finds its Northern Star

[caption id="attachment_26272" align="alignnone" width="400"] Northern Star, a former pilot boat, at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, where it was retrofitted to carry freight. PHOTO: COURTESY BRIAN KRAFJACK[/caption] Even before the pandemic, online ordering made getting goods shipped to Swan’s Island and Frenchboro increasingly attractive—often more so than heading off for… SEE MORE
From left are seventh graders Lola Gahan and Hannah Frothingham and fifth grader Lucy Lombard of the Cuttyhunk School. The students built satellite models after the virtual NASA field trip. PHOTO: MICHELLE CARVALHO

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A field trip to space

In February, students from Maine’s outer islands met virtually for a field trip to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Students and teachers from the one-room schools on Cliff, Monhegan, Isle au Haut, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Little Cranberry, and Cuttyhunk (in Massachusetts) islands met on Zoom with NASA educators to learn… SEE MORE

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MMA honors student for COVID efforts

Midshipman Korey DeBoth, a senior in Maine Maritime Academy’s marine transportation operations program, has been announced as the college’s 2021 recipient of the Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award. [caption id="attachment_25933" align="alignleft" width="300"] Korey DeBoth[/caption] The award is presented annually in honor of Phyllis Tenney who served Maine Maritime… SEE MORE
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

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Native Interior Secretary speaks to COA grads

As the Biden administration seeks to rescue, recover, and rebuild the country, graduating college students are key to those efforts as they enter the workforce. So said Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who gave the keynote address during College of the Atlantic’s hybrid in-person and online commencement ceremony on June 5.… SEE MORE

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Finding a community’s stories, old and new

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. In discovering local history, each search is worth more than an answer. It’s summed up in the phrase, “It’s there, if… SEE MORE