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MS Maritime Records 1980-1996 6 boxes

Arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the records in this subseries concern a proposed dry cargo terminal project on Sears Island in Searsport, Maine. First discussed in the 1970s, the terminal was never built due to legal actions initiated against the project by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Other issues documented here include: · "Cunard" legislation, which refers to S. 1197 (1983), a private bill designed to allow two foreign passenger vessels, the Cunard Countess and the Cunard Princess, to be re-flagged as American vessels. · The National Maritime Heritage Act of 1993 (S. 1727), introduced by Senator Cohen for the purpose of preserving America's endangered maritime heritage.

Records include chronologies of events related to the Sears Island project; correspondence from the Maine Congressional Delegation, the Sierra Club, and the EPA; copies of bills; and reports.

Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.

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