Searsport Dredging Project Angers Lobstermen

Searsport, seen from the rocky coasline of Penobscot Bay. Photo by Joe Devenney
Searsport, seen from the rocky coasline of Penobscot Bay. Photo by Joe Devenney

Bangor Daily News: The conference room at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast [Maine] was standing-room only on Tuesday afternoon [April 8] as more than 200 people came to a public information meeting about a controversial Searsport Harbor dredging project.

While the attendees listened to information presented by the Army Corps of Engineers about the reason for the dredging and where the dredged material will be dumped, there were plenty who remained deeply skeptical about the scope of the project and its necessity in the first place.

Read more about the opposition by lobstermen to the Searsport dredging project.