The separateness of islands and islanders' reliance on ferry transportation impo
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.
Islands Casco Bay
Tyler, David, "The separateness of islands and islanders' reliance on ferry transportation impo" (2006). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 375.