It was 1979 when the 118-pound Jimmy Smith spent the summer bicycling from Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast to Camden, Maine, on the Atlantic Ocean.
At the end of that three-month meandering 3,500-mile journey, 30-year-old Jimmy stumbled into a winter caretaker position on Eagle Island, 17 miles off Camden, in Penobscot Bay.
In Jimmy’s latest post, he reflects on the primitive life on the island and his friendship with the only other winter resident, the fiercely independent 85-year-old Marion Howard.
Read more about Jimmy’s experience on Eagle Island by clicking on “Jimmy’s Smith’s Another View.”
Photo: Eagle Island, Maine, in Penobscot Bay. Source: Vladi