Vaux, K. 2002. The Spirit of the Grass. Island Journal 19: 12-17.

Note (ZL): The Island Journal is the Annual Publication of the Island Institute, Rockland, Maine. In 2004 the Institute published a 20th anniversary book of the most memorable stories and images from each of the twenty volumes of the Island Journal: Holding Ground, the Best of Island Journal 1984-2004, Philip Conkling and David Platt, editors. Katie Vaux’s Sable Island article was among the sixty-four chosen for the book, and is included in Chapter Eight titled Islands Far and Gone.

David Platt’s introduction to the chapter: “The Island Journal definition of “far” has expanded over the years, beginning with the recognition that islands of Maritime Canada, particularly Prince Edward Island and Grand Manan, had much in common with the island communities of Maine. By the mid-1990s the editors were looking for parallels further afield… in Scotland, where residents of Eigg in the Hebrides bought out their landlord and took control of their own destiny; on Baffin Island, where three young Mariners explored the newly established Native territory of Nunavut. …In 2002 writer Katie Vaux visited Sable Island off eastern Nova Scotia, home to several hundred wild horses and a woman who has studied them for three decades. The geographic reach of Island Journal is truly global because the concerns of islanders, no matter where they live, are so often the same.”