Title

The separateness of islands and islanders' reliance on ferry transportation impo

Authors

David Tyler

Source

Island Journal

Date

2006

Volume Number

Volume 22

Pages

44-45

Abstract

The separateness of islands and islanders' reliance on ferry transportation imposes a togetherness that does not exist in suburban towns and which is difficult for most mainlanders to comprehend. There is an increasing divergence between the mainland and islands that is most acute in Casco Bay, the only island communities on the Maine coast that are not autonomous. Long Island, an exception, successfully seceded from Portland, and Chebeague Island recently seceded from Cumberland. Cliff and Peaks islands are considering secession from Portland. With details on the unique communities islanders are trying to preserve, with a focus on Chebeague's history and the reasons behind its secession.

Subjects

Islands Casco Bay

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