Title

The five island town of the Cranberries off Mount Desert Island is the only isla

Authors

Letitia Baldwin

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2007

Pages

58-65, 93-97

Abstract

The five island town of the Cranberries off Mount Desert Island is the only island town in Maine with two separate year-round communities (as well as a third seasonal community). The Cranberries have retained a year-round population thanks to an influx of newcomers in the 1970s and 1980s. Some who had grown up summering there returned as permanent residents. Now the permanent population is dwindling, as islanders deal with a scarcity of jobs and maintaining adequate ferry service. Over the years, divisions between summer and year-round residents have blurred, and the Cranberries have become more unified as a town. With profiles of several residents.

Subjects

Cranberry Islands

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