Part of a series on New England parks and their people.
Susan Kane still remembers when she was first smitten by the Boston Harbor Islands.
It was summer 1995. She was the resident caretaker of Bumpkin Island, living in a small stone cottage with no electricity or running water. She woke up with the sunrise. At night, she listened to Red Sox games on the radio while looking out on Hingham Bay.
“I fell in love with the beauty of the island, the simplicity of life there,” she said. “I liked the outdoors, but I didn’t know that I loved the outdoors until I was there.”