Posts Categorized: On the Island

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 4

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 4 by Nelson Linscott “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” William Shakespeare Across the dock to the gangplank, I pushed Baxter in his stroller toward the good ship Thomas Laighton. I now had… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 3

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 3 by Nelson Linscott “Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”  William Butler Yeats It was April and I worked on my packing list. Making sure you have everything is essential when you are a beat up old guy and your best friend… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 2

We’ve received an outpouring of responses to our most recent blog post by Nelson Linscott, and are pleased to share the second installment of the series, A Shoaler in the Making. We think you’ll appreciate reading about Nelson’s life and experience leading up to his first trip to Star as much as we did. His… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making

We were overjoyed to host Kittery’s own Nelson Linscott as our 2018 Veterans Raffle winner last June. We are beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to share our special island with someone new, who has sacrificed so much for our country. From the moment Nelson set foot on Star, it was clear to us… Read more >

Winter Stewardship: Keeping Safe Our Spirit’s Home

A winter caretaker needs to have the temperament and endurance not only to manage the considerable environmental and personal challenges of living isolated for months in a remote place, but also needs to possess the particular technical chops that will ensure our dear island remains safely cared for. Though the various demands on winter caretakers… Read more >