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 2014

Your first atlas, David Conover

Youth as conservation catalysts, Catherine Schmidt

Submissions from 2013

A Secret Threat: Climate Change Arrives on the Maine Coast., Jason Mann

Caring for Their Own: Penobscot Bay's Poor Farms., Harry Gratwick

Diver Ed: Underwater Superhero., Anne Bardaglio

Hauling in The Puddle., Kate Oakes

His Common Touch., Philip Conkling

In It for the Long Haul., Nancy Griffin

Island 360° : A New Perspective., David Conover

Islands Are Character Magnets., Kaitlin Webber

Islesford's Creative Economy: Island Artists Must Also Be Entrepreneurs., Carl Little

It All Changes in a Heartbeat., Ben Weinberg

Keeping the Lights On: Ingenuity, Dedication, and Diesel., Suzanne MacDonald

My Garden in Your Backyard., Scott Sell

Our Means Do Not Know Our Ends., Philip Conkling

Photographing the Naiads., Tina Cohen

The Cable is the Key: Block Islanders Debate Industrial Wind., Dave McGlinchey

The Gardner Bill: 100 Years Ago, Fishermen Failed to Ban the Otter Trawl., Matthew McKenzie

The Omni-Competent Beverly: Be Careful What Tool You Give Her., Philip Conkling

What I Take With Me: From Island Town Meeting to Congress., Chellie Pingree

Submissions from 2012

A history of Dix Island, from its days as a center of the granite industry in th, Harry Gratwick

Black-and-white photographs of young islanders taken by McLean, with quotations, Patrisha McLean

Brief history of George Putnam's involvement with Gorton's Seafood, the company, Rob Snyder

Brief look at some Swan's Island residents and the role that faith in God plays, Meghan Vigeant

Brief profile of Matinicus-based artist David Sears, with reproductions of some, Carl Little

Chronicles the many inter-island marriages that have taken place between Long Is, Donna Miller Damon

Corey Arnold is considered the world's preeminent photographer of fish and fishe, Corey Conkling Arnold and W Philip

Discussion of how island communities, in Maine and elsewhere, can serve as mode, Philip W. Conkling

Essay about Great Duck Island. The author speculates about the lives of previous, Christina Marsden Gillis

Excerpts from interviews held with three young islanders, Izza Drury, Marya Spur, Emily Thomas

Excerpts from McKibben's keynote speech at the Sustainable Island Living Confere, Bill McKibben

Gerber discusses her experience as an Island Institute AmeriCorps Fellow on Cheb, Caitlin Gerber

Piece contrasts two different approaches to the construction and dissemination o, Doug Campbell

Poem titled "Faith.", Philip W. Conkling

Profile of Captain James Hardie, caretaker on Bear Island, a family-owned island, Lucilla Fuller Marvel

Profiles several families that have moved full-time to Long Island. The LaMontag, Judith Paolini

The author, a documentary filmmaker, interviewed the naturalist E.O. Wilson for, David Conover

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) was created by veter, Anne Bardaglio

The wind farm on Vinalhaven known as Fox Islands Wind project has drawn both cri, Philip W. Conkling

Submissions from 2011

A description of a 16-day voyage taken by five former Hurricane Island Outward B, Philip Conkling

An article that explores some of the issues associated with Maine's "brain drain, Anna Maine

An excerpt from an interview with Randy Cushman of Port Clyde in 2010 after fish, Rob Snyder

An in-depth look at the history behind new New England fishing regulations that, Robert Snyder

Based on readings taken across the world in 2010, ocean temperatures were the wa, Philip Conkling

Eva Murray, author of "Well Out to Sea", has been a resident of Matinicus Island, Eva Murray

For many years, Great Spruce Head Island served as a inspiration for painter Fai, Carl Little

From 1873 and lasting into the 1940s, a competition called the Penobscot Bay ste, Harry Gratwick

Interviews with four islanders who attended the third annual Sustainable Island, Gillian Garratt-Reed

Maine could eventually reduce its energy costs and heavy reliance on oil heat th, Colin Woodard

Phil Crossman discusses the impetus for his decision to to walk around the perim, Phil Crossman