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The Exchange

Surrounded: An Hour Of Stories From New Hampshire's Islands

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Paige Sutherland for NHPR
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The Sophie C. - Lake Winnipesaukee's famous mail boat - departs Bear Island as kids wait to jump in her wake.

New Hampshire is the Granite State...we like our landscapes and our people to be tough. But New Hampshire is also known for its beauty, our forests and mountains. Our trails, fields, and cold-water coastline.

What this state isn’t known for are its islands. But today, we’re changing that.

With the end of summer rapidly approaching we're dedicating this episode of The Exchange entirely to the islands of New Hampshire. We’ve got stories from the Seacoast and the Lakes Region to the North Country. Stories of camps, boats, warring lobstermen, and inescapable beauty.

This show originally aired in September, 2017. 

Listen to the episode:

Story map: Explore the individual stories featured in this special