The Islands of Maine: Background information when reading The Guest Book

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The Guest Book

by Sarah Blake

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The Islands of Maine

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Sheep raised on Nash Island in MaineSarah Blake's The Guest Book is set predominantly on a private island off the coast of Maine owned by the Milton family. There are roughly 3,000 islands in Maine's territory, some that are popular vacation spots, others that are entirely uninhabited.

Islands like Chebeague, Vinalhaven and Mount Desert are some of the most popular vacation destinations, and also have relatively sizable year-round populations. Chebeague is located just 10 miles from Portland and features beaches, scenic hikes, blueberry patches and the Chebeague Island Inn. Vinalhaven is a 2 hour ferry trip from Rockland and contains the largest year-round population of all the Maine islands. Popular tourist sites include the swimming quarries, nature preserves and the Tidewater Inn. Mount Desert is Maine's largest island, and boasts the Acadia National Park, a shopping and restaurant district called Bar Harbor and Thurston's Lobster Pound, famous for its lobster rolls. Mount Desert is one of the few islands ...

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