For the time being, the youngest Matinicus Islander is Gardner Griffin, born June 30 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Gardner is the son of year-round Matinicus residents Natalie Ames and John Griffin. In the photo he is taking the ferry to the island for the first time, July 6, with his mother. Admiring the baby is Suzanne Rankin of Matinicus. Gardner weighed just over four pounds at birth, and is doing well, Natalie said. Gardner got his “sea legs” going inshore on John’s boat for a checkup. Gardner has a brother, Ezekial, 3, and a sister, Isabella, 6, who will be in first grade at the Matinicus Island school.