Vinalhaven Calling

By Phil Crossman

Phil Crossman is an island native, or very close to it, the descendant of its original settlers. His mother penned the original Vinalhaven Calling column for The Courier-Gazette in the 50s and 60s. Phil is a regular columnist for the Island Institute and has published a collection of humorous essays under the title Away Happen, a book favorably reviewed by a New York Times reviewer. He owns and operates the Tidewater Motel on the island.



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