Title

Peaks Island, with a year-round population of 1,000 that triples in the summer,

Authors

Wayne Curtis

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-2005

Pages

46-51

Abstract

Peaks Island, with a year-round population of 1,000 that triples in the summer, is close-knit because all must pass through the "condenser" of the 20-minute ferry ride to Portland. Once the cheapest place in Portland to live, demand has pushed prices up, and high taxes have pushed some residents out. A new ferry in the 1980s made it easier to bring cars to the island, and unbuildable lots became buildable. Those who fare best living on the island after the novelty has worn off value community over control.

Subjects

Peaks Island Casco Bay

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