Text by Kate Webber
Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society
Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910
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Swan's Island Educational Society
What is life like on a Maine island? What sort of person chooses to place six miles of water between themselves and "civilization?" The people of Swan's Island have adapted to their unique environment, constantly finding new ways to carry goods, people, and information to and from their remote home. So, too, have they adapted to make a living off the sea that separates them from the rest of the world. Much has changed since people first set foot on the shores of Swan's Island, but there is a community spirit that survives, as constant as the tides.