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Down East Magazine, June 2023

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The 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 
  • Monhegan page 28
  • Bean Island page 30
  • Crow Island page 38
  • Swan's Island page 44
  • Chebeague Island page 50
  • Vinalhaven page 52
  • Goat Island page 64
  • Appledore Island page 66
  • North Haven page 72
  • 700 Acre Island page 84
  • Meguntic Islands page 94
  • Peaks Island page 102
  • Lyons Island page 106 


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


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


Room with a view.

My Favorite Place


On Our Cover

Little Hen Island, by Dave Waddell

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