A 300-year-old commercial pier in York is now a private home, part of the 20 per
A 300-year-old commercial pier in York is now a private home, part of the 20 percent decline in Maine's commercial shoreline over the past decade. Maine is a national leader in protecting working waterfront, and the involvement of land trusts marks a change in focus, which for the past century has been on wilderness and undeveloped shoreline. Lobstermen Jeff Donnell and Mark Sewall cobbled together a deal to save Sewall's Bridge dock in York, becoming poster boys for such campaigns. The Working Waterfront coalition and the Island Institute's newly formed Affordable Coast Fund work to save commercial shoreline, despite that fact that except for lobstering, Maine's fishing industry has drastically declined.
Working Waterfront Coalition, York, Island Institute of Maine
Clark, Jeff, "A 300-year-old commercial pier in York is now a private home, part of the 20 per" (2007). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3362.
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