Title

Sears Island in Penobscot Bay, the largest undeveloped island on the Eastern Sea

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2009

Pages

40-47

Abstract

Sears Island in Penobscot Bay, the largest undeveloped island on the Eastern Seaboard accessible by car, has been a source of conflict between developers and environmentalists for decades. Down East presented its Environmental Award to Gov. John Baldacci and the members of the Sears Island Planning Initiative for their success in brokering a consensus between commerce and conservation. About a third of the state-owned island is to be given over to potential deep-water port development and the rest protected by a conservation easement held by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. With details on the hurdles participants faced.

Subjects

Sears Island Penobscot Bay

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