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 1998

Book review of "Art of the Maine Islands," by Carl Little., Edgar Allen Beem

Essay on living on the islands as a young mother and raising children there., Karen Roberts Jackson

"Explorations." As recently as the mid-1970s, we did not even know which of Mai, Alan Hutchinson

"Explorations." In mid-August 1882, John James Audubon traveled from Portland t, Stephen May

"Explorations." Islands of the Gulf of Maine, born out of granite from volcanic, Susan Hand Shetterly

In the late 1970s, Charles McLane began "Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast," which,, David D. Platt

Logs of the vessels of the Island Institute, describing lobstering from Monhegan, Philip W. Conkling

"Needing Each Other." According to Sherman Hoyt, coordinator of the Georges Riv, Annette S. Naegel

"Needing Each Other." Fishermen and scientists share a history of conflict, but, Jim Acheson

"Needing Each Other." Sam Chapman undertook a shad restoration project in Waldo, Steve Cartwright

"Needing Each Other." Since the late 1980s, Arnie Gamage, Brian MacLane, and ot, David Conover

"Needing Each Other." Stillman Fitzhenry is studying the spawning of Atlantic s, Scott Dickerson

The first case of drug smuggling along the Maine coast appeared in the press in, Edgar M. Boyd

The mailboat is the community boat of the islands. Descriptions and histories o, Jane Day

Though Dwight Blaney (1865-1944), like Carroll Sargent Tyson, is given short shr, Carl Little

"Three Islands, Three Experiences." North Haven Community School weathered its, Deborah DuBrule

"Three Islands, Three Experiences." This year has been tumultuous on Long Islan, Deborah DuBrule

What Charles and Carol McLane called an "unpretentious exercise" in the 1970s qu, David D. Platt

Submissions from 1997

Article by a researcher from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothb, Maureen E. Keller

Artists have long been drawn to Maine by the state's qualities of sharing and in, Christopher Crosman

Book review of "Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast: Penobscot and Blue Hill Bays" by, Edgar M. Boyd

Description of Maine kelp, or algae, and sea urchins, the most important herbivo, Robert S. Steneck

Description of the distribution patterns of whales, which provide clues to the l, Moira W. Brown

Description of the ocean bottom in the Gulf of Maine., Les Watling

Description of the tides' effect on Maine clamming., Ed Myers Myers and Ed

Descriptions of various communities in the Gulf of Maine: fishermen, creatures i, Ted Ames

Detailed description of the allure of island life, and interviews with Maine isl, Cynthia DuBrule Borgeault and Deborah

Detailed description of the commute school kids in Casco Bay must take to attend, Frances Lefkowitz

Detailed description of the shipwreck of Her Majesty's armed schooner Halifax of, Roger F. Duncan

"Eye of the Raven." Description of the travels of Island Institute vessels., Philip W. Conkling

Maine's lobster industry is very unusual in that it has come back from the brink, James M. Acheson

More than 4,000 archeological sites in Maine document the maritime history of th, Deborah DuBrule

Profile of fisherman Clarence Bennett from Green's Island, and his comments on t, Karen Roberts Jackson

Profile of poet R. P. Blackmur (1904-1965), many of whose poems were influenced, Carl Little

Profile of the late Elizabeth Noyce., Peter Ralston

Profiles of Machias Seal Island, a magnet for bird researchers which might belon, David D. Platt

The author describes his 32 years of owning a summer home on White Island., Edgar M. Boyd

Submissions from 1996

About 4,500 Mainers live on islands. Detailed profiles of three island families, Deborah DuBrule

Anecdotal essay on life on wild Maine islands, drawing on snippits of actual isl, Susan Hand Shetterly and Siri Beckman

As early as 1927, the last surviving sites for raven breeding were Maine islands, Susan Hand Shetterly and Jamie Wyeth

At the turn of the century, all Maine's waterfront communities, except the ones, Joe Ames Upton, Beckman Siri Ted, and Scott Dickerson

Book review of "A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast," by Hank and Jan Taft and C, David D. Platt

Book review of "Monhegan: The Artists' Island," by Jane and Will Curtis and Fran, Pamela J. Belanger

Book review of "The U.S. Life-Saving Service: Heroes, Rescues and Architecture o, Carl Little

"Eye of the Raven." Essay on the 1996 proceedings of the Island Institute, as s, Philip W. Conkling, Lisa Platt Shields, and D David

Fifty years ago, anyone with a boat was welcome to explore all the Maine islands, Roger F. Duncan

In 1900, the people of Criehaven gave Carl Anderson and his family free land on, Elizabeth Ogilvie

On October 19, 1780, during the American Revolution, British and American naviga, David D. Platt

Profile of Casco BayKeeper [sic] Joe Payne. Payne works for Friends of Casco Ba, Hannah Holmes

Since 1980, John Malloch has been growing his own salmon, halibut, pollack, cod, Tom Moffatt