Island Journal (1984-present) The Maine Island Institute's annual publication of island life has been its keynote publication since 1984, when the first issue arrived in members' mailboxes and was available for purchase. Since then, it has become perhaps the most valued benefit of Island Institute membership, with its stories, poetry, photographs and articles about the myriad facets of "islandness" found here inot only here in Maine but also on islands around the world.


Submissions from 1985

The Stonington Flying Service serves as ambulance, mail delivery, and ferry repl, Peter Ralston

Unlike almost any other American city, Portland has a relatively undeveloped arc, Jeff Clark

Submissions from 1984

All but 8 of Maine's 57 lighthouses have been automated or abandoned. The Coast, Stephen G. Perrin and Delia Mae Farris

A third of Maine's 74 bald eagle pairs live on coastal islands. Eagles were wid, Charles S. Todd and Mark A McCollough

By the 1880s, the puffin had disappeared from all but one of Maine's islands. A, Philip W. Conkling

Cushings Island was first described by European explorer Christopher Levett in 1, Edith Meacham

Essay about island life on North Haven, population 340. The seeming simplicity, Jon Emerson

Essay about life on Matinicus Island, which depends on lobstering, seining, and, Donna Rogers

Essay on growing up as a Maine fisherman's son., Mike Brown

Essay on islanders and their values and characteristics. Their sense of place i, George Putz

For almost a century, people have schemed ways to generate tidal power from the

In 1973, the College of the Atlantic formed the Mount Desert Rock Whale Watch to, Ann Rivers and Steven Mullane

In 1979, David Sleeper installed Monhegan Island's first photovoltaic power syst, Edith Meacham

In 1983, ornithologist Roger Exline set up an osprey banding project on Islesbor, Steven Miller

Interview with lobsterman Ernest Maloney, 91 years old. He lived on Benner Isla

Islanders debate whether Mt. Desert remains an island after the construction of, Gunnar Hansen

Islands have many advantages for sheep raising. Shepherds like Peter Hagerty ar, Peter Ralston

Letter from Monhegan Island describing a long winter season. Topics include the, Katy Boegel

Modern archaelogical research in Maine has discovered that the coast was inhabit, Arthur E. Spiess

On January 15, 1984, clamdigger Bo Curtis's outboard boat was swept off course.

On Peaks Island, the Solar Technology and Research community agriculture program, Albert Presgraves

Privately-owned Witch Island, in Johns Bay, and Fog Island, off Isle au Haut, ha

Professor Jack Barkley raises peregrine falcons in his Cornell University labora

Stanley French of Round Pond is compiling a carefully researched history of Isle

Successful seal protection programs in the Gulf of Maine have raised the New Eng, Kate M. Wynne

The boats of the Maine Island Ferry Service are the lifelines of six Maine islan

The largest bone of contention on Little Diamond Island this year was the high c, Harold Hackett

The Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society, founded in 1905, delivers ministry to is, Stanley Haskell

The Nature Conservancy is the largest private owner of Maine islands. Its islan, Kent Womack

The Swan's Island lobster trap limit has been surprisingly popular with lobsterm

The Vinalhaven Historical Society is trying to re-collect relics of the island's, Pat Crossman

Until 1913, when the state Legislature prohibited the practice, the state of Mai

Until recently, mussels were just a curiosity in the Maine fishing community. T

Windjammers Jim Sharp and Peter Drury comment on traveling Maine's islands by sc, Jim Sharp, Peter Drury, and Henry W. Taft

Wooden boat building has been a tradition on Beals Island, long before the 1958, Brenda T. Dodge

Writer and sculptor John Garber has owned Sequin, or Seguin Island for over a de, John M. Garber