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"Rockland has reached a point where the harbor must be improved to meet present needs of commerce and characteristics of shipping, or decline and slowly lose its waterborne commerce. The enforced practice of navigating the harbor only at high tide is a severe economic handicap to the fishing and commercial activities of the port. Loss of the asset of a useful harbor would be a major setback to the community and region, geared over its history to reliance upon the harbor and its associated industries. The State and local governments and the representatives of fishing and business interests have concluded that harbor improvement is imperative, and are planning expenditurures of over $350,000 to that end."

Two illustrations detail the proposed improvements for Rockland Harbor.

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Rockland Maine, Rockland Harbor

Rockland Harbor, Maine: Letter from the Secretary of the Army Transmitting a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, Dated June 22, 1955

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