The Only Bridge Connecting Deer Isle To Mainland Maine Has A Fascinating History
By Michelle|Published October 27, 2020
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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With more than 4,500 islands off the coast of Maine, the issue of accessibility is not especially foreign. While many of the islands are uninhabited, others are far enough away that a ferry or other means of water transportation is the only link between island life and the mainland. Deer Isle has a bridge, but that wasn’t always the case. This is the story of that bridge!