Electricity on Monhegan is about five times as expensive as it is on the mainland, so many people dry their clothes on an old-fashioned clothesline instead of an electric clothes dryer.
Thanks! That little electricity factoid is something the casual visitor wouldn't be likely to know, but Steve D. used to work for the P.U.C. and he told me about the 75 cents per KW cost on the island.
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