Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut

A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.

With a population of fewer than 100, Maine’s tiny Isle au Haut and the teeming-by-comparison town of Stonington (population 1,043), on neighboring Deer Isle, define the quiet life in winter. These scenes from two days in early January reveal a place inextricably linked with water in all its forms. Photos by Sean Proctor