2016 Island Journal

Island Institute
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Since it's debut in 1984, Island Journal, the Island Institute's annual publication, has celebrated Maine's island and coastal communities through stories, art, poetry, and photography, illuminating that quality of "islandness" found not only in Maine, but also on islands around the world. Collectible and produced to highest stadards, Island Journal has earned a reputation for excellence over the last three decades by providing readers with colorful, thoughtful, and compelling stories and images from and about islands here in Maine, and beyond.

Table of Contents: Leadership in the Age of Ambiguity - presidents of Maine Maritime Academy, College of the Atlantic and Island Institute talk elements of leadership

The Highliner's Choice - Peter Kass boats at the Rolls-Royces of the lobster fleet By Laurie Schreiber

Cornering the Island Fuel Market - Peter Pellerin took on fuel delivery for Casco Bay islands, and consumers won By Jennifer Van Allen

Acadia's Offshore Island - Isle au Haut includes 18 miles of national park trails By Abigail Curtis Aquaculture's Next Wave - Mussels, oysters, and kelp emerging along Maine's southern coast By Nancy Griffin

FOLIO: David Vickery - The poetry of place Ask an Islander: A Candid Conversation with Swan's Island's Candis Joyce By Tom Groening Vinalhaven's Investment - Town hired manager with scant experience, and has no regrets By Tom Groening

One Deer, Two Islands - Hunting on Frenchboro creates logistical obstacles unlike any on mainland By Scott Sell Babies on Board: Islands Celebrate Family Growth - Some mothers choose to give birth at home By Courtney Naliboff

FOLIO: Katie Johnson - Picturing Home FICTION: A Fluent Blue By Douglas W. Milliken, with Cat Bates

Not Aging, But Thriving in Place - Safe housing, health care for elderly pose challenges on island By Susan Q. Stranahan Islands by the Numbers By Tom Groening

A Tale to Tell - Phippsburg fisherman faces three near-death experiences on the water As told by Eugene Atwood Race Day in Casco Bay - Lobstermen blow off steam-but hopefully not their engines-in boat-racing circuit By Tom Groening

Ask an Islander: Twice to the Island for Islesboro Teacher Jon Bolduc - Raised on the island, he returned to teach By Tom Groening

Widow's Island: A Curious Tale of Quarantine and Convalescence - Yellow fever, mental illness, and war wounds treated on island off North Haven By Carl Little

Fire & Ice - Iceland's stark beauty found outside Reykjavik on Ring Road By Jlynn Frazier

Trading Sardines for Lupines - Eastport's rebirth may portend a new kind of rejuvenation By Rob McCall