The Tragic History Of This Little-Known Island In Maine Will Break Your Heart

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.

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For more history, please view this video which includes the work uncovered by a team at USM.

Sadly, this isn’t the only story of Mainers losing their homes at the hands of larger entities. Click here for the sad story of Flagstaff Lake and the underwater ghost town that exists today.