News Feature

Deer Isle & Stonington
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 14, 2014
IHT announces events

Join Island Heritage Trust Saturday, August 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of exploring, swimming and relaxing on Marshall Island, the largest undeveloped island on the Eastern Seaboard, and only a 35-minute boat ride away, according to a news release from the trust. Owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the island offers a pristine, white sand beach. Meet at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures at 9:30 a.m. and bring a picnic lunch. Call 348-2455 to register.

Join Bruce Bulger, Hub White and Doug Wilson for a Sketchbook Journaling workshop at Settlement Quarry, Sunday, August 17, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Spend the afternoon learning various approaches to sketching and drawing as the three offer frequent demonstrations. Beginners are welcome. For information or to register, contact Wilson at 348-6871 or

Bob Knowlton, ecology biologist, will present a slide show and lecture about the importance of New England’s rocky shore, Wednesday, August 20, 7-8 p.m., at IHT’s Heritage House Barn.

The weekly programs for kids on Tuesday, August 19, will visit Settlement Quarry 9-11 a.m., for an Eye to the Sky activity. Visitors will learn about weather, the seasons, how weather differs from place to place and how it influences our daily lives. Designed for K-3rd grade children and their accompanying adults, the program will help children begin to understand the significance of weather to where we live, what we wear, what we eat and what we do. On Friday, August 22, 9-11 a.m., kids are welcomed to the Heritage House barn for a nature-based story time and craft hour.

Every Thursday at 9 a.m., join Dennis Carter and Anneli Carter-Sundqvist at the Deer Isle Hostel for a tour of their homestead. Learn about mushroom production, gardens, and other features of their homestead.