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  • Neil Kirby works on his family's lobster boat as it is docked at the Searsport public landing.
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    Neil Kirby works on his family's lobster boat as it is docked at the Searsport public landing.

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  • The Islesboro Ferry makes its way back to Lincolnville with Isleboro in the background.
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    The Islesboro Ferry makes its way back to Lincolnville with Isleboro in the background.

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  • Local lobsterman and members of the Army Corps of Engineers walk out on the Searsport Public Landing as they prepare to go out on Searsport Harbor and Penobscot Bay to discuss a possible dredging project.
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    Local lobsterman and members of the Army Corps of Engineers walk out on the Searsport Public Landing as they prepare to go out on Searsport Harbor and Penobscot Bay to discuss a possible dredging project.

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  • Children fish for crabs from the Searsport Public Landing with the Searsport Harbor in the background.
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    Children fish for crabs from the Searsport Public Landing with the Searsport Harbor in the background.

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  • Milo Town Manager David Maynard, holding a property map of the town’s business park as he leans on the porch of Milo Town Hall, says that a proposal to dredge Searsport harbor would bring good-paying jobs to Milo and other towns in Maine’s economically depressed interior. A developer has proposed building a wood products plant in the business park, but only if the dredge project moves forward. Milo is linked to Searsport by rail.
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    Milo Town Manager David Maynard, holding a property map of the town’s business park as he leans on the porch of Milo Town Hall, says that a proposal to dredge Searsport harbor would bring good-paying jobs to Milo and other towns in Maine’s economically depressed interior. A developer has proposed building a wood products plant in the business park, but only if the dredge project moves forward. Milo is linked to Searsport by rail.

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  • Robert Ellsworth bikes through downtown Searsport.
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    Robert Ellsworth bikes through downtown Searsport.

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  • Dick and Kathy deGrasse of Islesboro speak with a reporter regarding the possible dredge.
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    Dick and Kathy deGrasse of Islesboro speak with a reporter regarding the possible dredge.

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  • A sign opposing the dredging project on a lawn on Route 1 in Searsport.
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    A sign opposing the dredging project on a lawn on Route 1 in Searsport.

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  • Islesboro resident Chuck Verrill.
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    Islesboro resident Chuck Verrill.

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  • A view across Penobscot Bay from Islesboro.
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    A view across Penobscot Bay from Islesboro.

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  • Robert Clark of Searsport , right, and Kriste Wood also of Searsport, fish from the Searsport Public Landing.
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    Robert Clark of Searsport , right, and Kriste Wood also of Searsport, fish from the Searsport Public Landing.

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