Bangor, Stonington, and Islesboro are all shaped by the influences of Penobscot
Bangor, Stonington, and Islesboro are all shaped by the influences of Penobscot Bay. Although it serves as the downtown for most of eastern Maine, Bangor is striving to re-connect itself to a working Penobscot waterfront. In Stonington, urchin diving has followed fishing (and before that, granite quarries) in a century-long sequence of economic booms. Traditionally a small-boat harbor, its pier has increased from 65 to 103 working boats since 1986, and is highly adaptive to new sea industries. Because Stonington is a dry town, it is unlikely to be overrun with tourism. Islesboro, which has been a summer-home destination for over a century, maintains a year-round population of 579, almost all of whom work on the island. Details.
Bangor, Islesboro, Stonington
Moore, Bob, "Bangor, Stonington, and Islesboro are all shaped by the influences of Penobscot" (1995). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 270.