The coast of Maine is now dominated by private ownership and soon there will be no coast for the public to enjoy and use. Public access is being denied by some landowners, and by the Maine legisalture over many years of abuse; and now Maine courts are complicit in this denial. We have to stand up and stop this take over of all the coastal lands for private interests. While many very generous donors have made gfts of land to land trusts, these gifts are for the most part in the center and western Maine land and lake areas; costal land areas are highly priced and are mostly not donated.
SEE the above Link; it has common law and current practices with respect to who owns the oceanfront land and water rights. This is a very complex sitiuation, but one that deserves everone’s attention, if we are to keep coastal land for public access. Of course, also in consideration is ‘climate change’ and the fact that almost all of Maine’s coast will be significantly affected by sea water rise, now happening in this century, and forecast for the next century.
PURCHASE MY MAINE ART TO SUPPORT MAINE COASTAL LAND
PURCHASE MY PAINTINGS AND I will donate 70% of the purchase price to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust in support and preservation of ‘Maine Coastal land.’ My online price is less than a commercial gallery price, as a ‘gallery’ gets a commission on every sale, many times 50%. See the LINK to contact me to discss and review the art itself. LINK
____________________________________________To see more costal images avlalable see my Maine webpage.