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 1996

State legislation last year mandated that the Maine coast be divided into lobste, James M. Acheson and James A. Wilson

Text of the poems "Penobscot," by George Oppen, and "A Loom on the Water," by Ru, George Fox Oppen and Ruth

Submissions from 1995

Alfred Osgood of Vinalhaven and his boat, the Starlight V, are legends in the Ma, Philip W. Conkling

Bangor, Stonington, and Islesboro are all shaped by the influences of Penobscot, Bob Moore

Book review of "The Artist's Mount Desert: American Painters on the Maine Coast,, Pamela J. Belanger

Book review of "The Cruising Guid to the Maine Coast," by Roger Duncan, Paul Fen, David D. Platt

Detailed yearly journal of life on the Cranberry Isles, as seen from Captain Ted, Ted Sr Spurling

Essay about travelling to Brimstone Island, south of Vinalhaven, in 1975., Philip W. Conkling

Galen and Ted Turner of Swan's Island have set out to preserve the island's mari, Andrew K. Weegar

History of Sutton Island, which was deeded to Ebenezer Sutton in 1757 in exchang, Carl Little

Penobscot River dams provide half the power for the Great Northern Paper Company, David D. Platt

Profile of Chebeague Island artist Shirley Burgess, who was born there in 1918., David Kennedy Conover and Kate

Profiles of four transplanted island families on Isle Au Haut. Matthew Skolniko, Deborah DuBrule

Profiles of Terry Warren, Nora Warren, Leighann Chilles, and Jean Thompson, all, Karen Roberts Jackson

Review of the tiny artist book, "Lighthouse . . . Ten Wood Engravings," by Siri, John Ames

Text of the poems "November Sun," by Philip Booth, and "New England," by Wilbert

The Gulf of Maine, which stretches from Boston to the Bay of Fundy, is a microco, George J. Mitchell and David D. Platt

The lighthouse on Southern Island, off Tenant's harbor, was Andrew Wyeth's priva, Chris Crosman

Submissions from 1994

Although Maine fishermen were racing as early as 1903, the rise of motorized mar, RogerF Duncan

Author Cynthia Bourgeault recalls commuting with her estranged daughter from Swa, Cynthia Bourgeault

Book review of "Edward Hopper's New England," by Carl Little., Richard S. Morehouse

Book review of "Gotts Island Maine: Its People, 1880-1992," by Rita Johnson Kenw, Charles McLane

Book review of "The Rockbound Coast: Travels in Maine," by Christopher Little., David D. Platt

Excerpt of the poem "Sea Fog" by Hortense Flexner, 1885-1973, all of whose poems, Hortense Flexner

Extensive and detailed profile of four Maine private island summer colonies: Cus, Edgar Allen Beem and Libby Lovatt

History of Fisherman Island, settled in the seventeenth century as Hippocras. A, Charles McLane

In 1992, Long Island seceded from Portland, becoming Maine's 455th town. Residen, Al Diamon

Lengthy and detailed article about the workings of the Island Institute and its, Philip W. Conkling

Maine islands like Swan's and Vinalhaven are in the midst of great change brough, Philip W. Conkling

Margaret Wise Brown composed dozens of her children's story books while summerin, James Rockefeller

Memorial essay for Island Institute founding member Thomas J. Watson Jr., 1914-1, Peter Ralston

Selections and detailed art criticism from "An Eye For Maine" exhibit at the Far, Chris Crosman, Peter Ralston, and Donelson Hoopes

The author writes of his mother's 1993 swimming encounter with a True's beaked w, David Conover

The author writes of spending four winters on Green's Island in Penobscot Bay an, Karen Roberts Jackson

The Grand Manan V, a full-size 250-car ferry ship, has changed life on Grand Man, David D. Platt and Eric Allaby

The Gulf of Maine supports about 20,000 fishermen and produces $650 million wort, Spencer Apollonio

The spring of 1993 was one of the best ever for Maine whale watchers and researc, David D. Platt

Submissions from 1993

75 years ago, the Maine Lobstermen's Association went to war with a powerful gro, Philip W. Conkling

Anecdotal history of Island Institute ecological research conducted aboard the b, Philip W. Conkling

Book review of "Coastal Maine: A Maritime History," by Roger F. Duncan., David D. Platt

Elementary school librarian Priscilla Platt and the Damon family of Chebeague Is

From 1955 to 1965 poet Robert Lowell spent his summers in Castine, influencing h

George Putzargues that recreational culture is killing island life by demeaning, George Putz

Interview with Donna Miller Damon, born on Chebeague Island in 1950. She discus

Least, common, and arctic terns, decimated in the 19th century for use of their, John Hay

Lloyd M. Dickie, a marine biologist, argues that responses to the decline of fis, Lloyd M. Dickie

Maine islands depend on women and their organizations, from health councils to L, Jane Day

Maine islands, particularly Monhegan, have been sanctuaries for artists since th, Edgar Allen Beem

Marge Knight, chief Camden Marine radio operator since 1972, has retired. Founde, Jane Day

Photo and novel excerpt memorializing George Putz, founding editor of the Island