We wouldn’t know firsthand, but we can understand how families who’ve lived for generations on their own island in Maine could feel deeply connected to it. The Quinns of Eagle Island are one such clan, having inhabited Eagle for over 200 years (or as they say in Maine, a “wicked long time”). We met Helene Quinn and her daughter Krista in mid-August on our Maine Kayak Regatta (kayak-camping trip) in Penboscot Bay.
Seven generations of Quinns have been farming, boat building and now innkeeping on Eagle Island. Why not taste island life for yourself next summer? “Don’t worry,” Helene assures.“We have Internet.”
Images from Eagle Island, Maine. (Many thanks to our paddling companion, Jorge!) Click for full-size slideshow.