Peaks Island History Through the Eyes of Kim MacIsaac, Fourth Generation Islander
Peaks Island, Maine…. What a great place to grow up! A community of diverse peoples who take care of one another yet still welcome multitudes of summer visitors from all over the world.
Open space. Fresh air. Hiking trails thru the woods. Ponds for ice skating and hills to sled on in the winter. Beaches to play on and the cold ocean to swim in during the summer. Best of all there were few cars so we had the freedom to ride our bikes everywhere without being concerned about traffic. Island life shaped us as confident independent souls.
My Dad, a son of immigrants, was born right on the island. My Mom was a third generation islander making me fourth generation. My children are fifth generation islanders. They and my grandparents experienced a sea of change during their lifetimes as the island evolved from a popular summer resort to a major military base during WWII to the peaceful, family centered community of today.
We appreciate our island’s rich and diverse past and are most happy to share it with others. We established Peaks Island Tours in 2003 to do just that. Our cadre of guides includes family members as well as long-time islanders who are well-versed in local history.
Do join us for a leisurely tour around beautiful Peaks Island.
Kim Erico MacIsaac