Many thanks to Charles Verrill for straightening us out on what appropriate industry in Maine might look like (“Differences run deep over Searsport Harbor dredging plan,” Aug. 19).

Here we thought that industry integrated with the global economy via rail and sea might have long-term benefits for a state that has struggled to succeed economically. But it took a Washington, D.C., attorney and president of the Islesboro Island Trust to point out the obvious: It’s farming and craft beer for us. Now, there’s a future.

Scott Gibson

East Waterboro


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