Consultants have believed since the 1970s that Maine, because of its vast size,
Consultants have believed since the 1970s that Maine, because of its vast size, needed three efficient ports along its coastline. Eastport and Portland serve the two ends of the state's 2,500-mile coastline, and Searsport has long been viewed as the centerpiece of the three-port strategy. The current infrastructure at Searsport's Mack Point doesn't allow the kind of volume to be shipped through the port that it should, and either an expansion of the current facilities or a new deep-water port on nearby Sears Island is needed to better serve the heart of Maine's pulp and paper country. Details, related articles.
Ports, Sears Island -- Penobscot Bay
"Consultants have believed since the 1970s that Maine, because of its vast size," (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12823.
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