"News & Issues" piece on the Land Use Regulation Commission's 5-1 vote to allow
"News & Issues" piece on the Land Use Regulation Commission's 5-1 vote to allow a 210-foot dock to be built on wildlife-rich Butter Island in Penobscot Bay. Rob Cabot of the Boston Cabot clan is the applicant for the dock in the name of Cabot Land Company. Cabot raises sheep and has a mussel aquaculture business on the 320-acre island. A conservation easement the Cabots gave to the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1971 allows docks on the island, but prohibits commercial activities unless authorized by the National Park Service. The agency is concerned with the proposed use of the dock, partly for the aquaculture operation. With comparisons between this application and the controversial Bartlett Narrows proposal on Mount Desert Island.
Butter Island Penobscot Bay, Piers
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on the Land Use Regulation Commission's 5-1 vote to allow" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3506.