Down East 2013 ©
This is the time of year when life returns to this postcard-pretty island - the birds, the rugosa, the summer people. The 1930 census showed sixty-seven residents lived on this, the most remote inhabited island on the East Coast (according to the proud locals), more than twenty miles from the main. Then the school closed just before World War II, the post office shut its doors in the sixties, and regular ferry service petered out thereafter. Since then, the place has been a summer haven for about twenty families, split evenly between vacationers and lobstermen. This island has, at times, been called by other names: Bennett, Racketash, and - ahem - Ragged Ass. And it's attracted its share of artists and writers, among them the novelist Elizabeth Ogilvie. Recently it was the setting of a college soap opera miniseries that aired on soapnet.com.
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