A Chapter from Guts, Feathers, and All

by Meghan Vigeant

Guts, Feathers, and All was written for the Swan's Island History Society. After a fire destroyed the library and historical archive in 2008, the island community sought to rebuild a record of their history. With the help of Island Institute and lots of volunteers, Meghan Vigeant documented the island's history through oral history interviews. This book is a result of those interviews. There are ten profiles of Swan's Islanders and their unique island stories. Here is sample chapter:

Johnnie lists the ingredients in his recipe for a good life: "a good wife, good kids, good friends, good family and the good Lord." 

Visit the Swan's Island Memory Project website for more stories or for information on how to order this book.