Monhegan: A Rustic Artists' Haven

Riding the Laura B mailboat to Monhegan Island, Me., is like taking a trip back in time. The converted Army transport, built in 1943, carries food and supplies on its front deck, and on chilly days, passengers in the stern cabin are warmed by a wood stove. In just over an hour, the Laura B makes the 10-mile trip from the fishing village of Port Clyde to one of Maine's most remarkable island treasures.

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