Islands are both magical and mythical. Maine has almost 5,000 islands, if you include some that lean inland. (The rocky granite coastline was the subject of a documentary film I recently produced, The Long Coast.)

While the film didn’t dig deep into island life, it did portray the hard surfaces and intemperate weather that shaped a coastline populated by resilient, rugged, and imaginative individuals.

My latest Substack newsletter shows what it is like to camp along this rugged coastline, and shares some of my thoughts on what islands really are. 

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