Why One Artist Spends Her Winters Alone On A New England Island

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Alexandra de Steiguer looks out from Star Island toward the White Island Lighthouse. (Courtesy of de Steiguer)

Photographer and sailor Alexandra de Steiguer has spent the last 19 years as winter caretaker of Star Island, a summer retreat off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with de Steiguer about the challenges of spending the entire winter alone on a deserted island, and how it helps her as an artist.

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