20 Things You Never Knew About New England

20 Things You Never Knew About New England

2020/06/24

There are nearly 5,000 islands off the coast of Maine, putting it not far behind the number of Greek islands, where there are 6,000. And as James Kaiser, author of "Acadia: The Complete Guide," points out, in the late 1800s, more than 300 of Maine's islands were inhabited year-round. "Back then, the islands were the best places to live because they were close to coastal shipping routes — the equivalent of interstate highways today," says Kaiser. "As trains and trucks made coastal shipping less important, people abandoned offshore islands. Today just 15 islands are inhabited year-round."

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