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Down East Magazine, June 2023

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Islands Issue

We dispatched nine writers to 14 islands — large and small, peopled and unpeopled, along every stretch of the coast — in search of the kinds of wonders, experiences, and stories that can only be found on a Maine island.

Islands Featured


Great Duck Island 

page 20 


Goat Island

page 64


page 28


Appledore Island

page 66

Bean Island

page 30


North Haven

page 72

Crow Island

page 38


700 Acre Island

page 84

Swan's Island

page 44


Meguntic Islands

page 94

Chebeague Island

page 50


Peaks Island

page 102


page 52


Lyons Island

page 106



Where in Maine

Maine Moment


Editor’s note, responses to May’s Where in Maine, the masthead, and more.


My Favorite Place

ON OUR COVER: Little Hen Island, by Dave Waddell

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