Maine’s offshore islands have intrigued artists, writers, naturalists, and entrepreneurs for centuries, but what has become of the hundreds of island communities that once thrived along our coast? What’s happening today on islands such as Vinalhaven, Monhegan, Islesboro, and Matinicus? Who is living on them, and, more importantly, how are these islanders meeting the challenges of sustaining their economies, schools, and unique island cultures? In this program Rob Snyder, president of the Island Institute, introduces us to Maine’s year-round island communities and their history;

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