Title

By the 1930s, automobiles and improved marine engines made it far more profitabl

Authors

RogerF Duncan

Source

Island Journal

Date

1986

Volume Number

Volume 3

Pages

40

Abstract

By the 1930s, automobiles and improved marine engines made it far more profitable for fishermen to live on the mainland, abandoning many island fishing communities with good harbors. Those without good harbors were cut over by pulp companies, who generally gave away the deeds to the then-worthless lands. As a result, until after World War II, yachters could use thousands of Maine islands. Today far more are at least seasonally occupied, and far more yachts compete for the remaining island space.

Subjects

Islands

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