Title

Maine Triumphs Through Coastal Law

Source

Island Journal

Date

2020

Pages

8-11

Abstract

A look at how a federal shipping rule impacted how

In an 1816 vote on whether or not to leave Massachusetts, coastal residents of the District of Maine voted against separation. At issue was what was known as the Coasting Law, which required shipping vessels to pay fees at each state along their journey. After William King, who was a separatist, lobbied to have the law changed, the vote for separation passed.

Subjects

Statehood (American politics), Maine -- History

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