Editorial. People who travel the world often say that no coastline can match th
Editorial. People who travel the world often say that no coastline can match that of Maine, yet few mainland Mainers seem to care for the state's islands. A large majority of Maine residents have never been to a coastal island unless it was connected to shore by a bridge. Mainlanders group islanders into two categories: quaint but unrealistic types who ignore greater economic opportunities on shore but expect public transportation, housing, and education subsidies; and an out-of-state summer elite. Without local leadership, Maine islands will be homogenized, like Martha's Vineyard.
Conkling, Philip W., "Editorial. People who travel the world often say that no coastline can match th" (1988). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 113.
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