Category Archives: Island Life

When the national media come to Maine

It’s been a poorly concealed secret for years: National news media likes to visit Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island in the summertime. Who doesn’t, right? The park’s scenic appeal, and that of coastal Maine in general, is why millions of people travel from out of state (and often from other countries) to visit […]

More than just a Leatherface

There is very little resemblance between Northeast Harbor, Maine, where Gunnar Hansen made his home, and rural Texas, a fictionalized version of which was the setting of the best-known film that Hansen starred in. The scenic Maine village, which borders Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, supports a year-round fishing fleet of lobstermen and, in the summer, […]