Way Out on the Isles of Shoals (by Nancy H. Jenkins for MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS)

Exploring concepts of sustainability and learning from the past.

At a little less than 700 feet above sea level, Mt. Agamenticus is not much of a mountain. Still, solitary Agamenticus dominates the flat skyline of southern Maine. From the top on a clear day, they say you can see all the way from snow-capped Mt. Washington in the north to the distant Isles of Shoals. I like to imagine Abenaki people perhaps a thousand years ago, perhaps even longer, spying those islands on the horizon and setting off in their fragile bark canoes to see what they could find.

Some people think of islands, like mountains, as barriers at the edges of the known world. I think of them instead as sirens, luring us to venture beyond, to see what lies on the other side.

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