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Special Delivery Via Plane for Woman Living on Iced-in Maine Island

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    A special and much-needed delivery of food came for one woman living on an iced-in island off the coast of Maine. (Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015)

    A special and much-needed delivery of food came for one woman stranded by ice while living on an island off the coast of Maine.

    Lobster scientist Diane Cowan tells affiliate WCSH 6 she has been stranded on Friendship Long Island for 32 days.

    "I still don't know how much longer I'll be stuck here," Cowan told WCSH.

    Friendship Harbor, which links the island to the mainland, has been mostly iced over for the past three weeks, meaning she can't leave and no one can get to her, which is where Cowan's friends stepped in with help.

    They chartered a plane and loaded it with two boxes of food, tossing the items out of the plane window over the island so Cowan could get some much-needed groceries.

    "I was thrilled, absolutely thrilled," she said.

    Cowan says she has spent two months each winter on Friendship Long Island for the past 16 years, using wood for heating, gas for cooking and solar panels for electricity. 

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