The Tragic History Of This Little-Known Island In Maine Will Break Your Heart
By Michelle|Published February 23, 2017
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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Maine is a beautiful place to spend time, but we’re not without our troubling history. What most people see today hides the sad story of an island community forced to leave their homes and resettle elsewhere with little to no help from anyone. Already a marginalized group of people, finding acceptance was not easy. This is the story of Malaga Island in Maine.