William S. Cohen Papers | Senate Legislative
Work, Maritime Records
MS 188.8.131.52.6 Maritime Records 1980-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the records in this subseries
concern a proposed dry cargo terminal project on Sears Island in
Searsport, Maine. First discussed in the 1970s, the terminal was
never built due to legal actions initiated against the project by
the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Other issues
documented here include: · "Cunard" legislation, which refers to S.
1197 (1983), a private bill designed to allow two foreign passenger
vessels, the Cunard Countess and the Cunard Princess, to be
re-flagged as American vessels. · The National Maritime Heritage Act
of 1993 (S. 1727), introduced by Senator Cohen for the purpose of
preserving America's endangered maritime heritage.
Records include chronologies of events related to the Sears Island
project; correspondence from the Maine Congressional Delegation, the
Sierra Club, and the EPA; copies of bills; and reports.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until
2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further
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