"Cover Story" piece on the planned June 2002 closing of the Naval Security Group
"Cover Story" piece on the planned June 2002 closing of the Naval Security Group Activity at Winter Harbor. The Navy first established its Downeast communications presence in 1917, when the U.S. declared war on Germany, by accepting a radio station on Mount Desert Island. By 1935, the Navy moved the communications center to its present site. The base closing means a loss of about 800 military and civilian jobs, $16 million in personal income, a 60 percent reduction in students attending local K-8 schools, and a potentially devastating impact on the local real estate market. Until recently, Acadia National Park had been developing plans to make use of the extensive complex of buildings and infrastructure on the 100-acre site at the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula. But fearing the area may not recover economically, if the site becomes part of the park, the state wants to be named owner so state officials can explore other economic options.
Military bases, US Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor
Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece on the planned June 2002 closing of the Naval Security Group" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5115.
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