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 EITHER ONE OF THESE TWO PAINTINGS DONE THIS YEAR IN 2022. 24 x 32 framed. They are on sale at the BARN GALLERY, Ogunquit Maine, now until late July…I will donate 50% of my share of the sale price of either to the Trust for Public Land to support preservation of Maine Coastal land. My online price is less than Barn Gallery price, as gallery gets a commission on every sale. Se this LINK to contact me to discss and review the art itself. LINK