HARBORLINES, UNDERWATER LOTS, AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT.
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Harbor law has directly followed the history of harbor usage in the US. Colonial statutes were promotional in nature, and encouraged private investment for the public good of providing wharf facilities. As harbors became more crowded in the industrial age, the concept of harborlines was developed to protect the public navigational servitude. Finally, the concept of the public interest review was developed by the Army Corps of Engineers in recognition of a greater awareness of coastal resources, evident in passage of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. Harbor management goes beyond the simple regulation of harbor activities and actively promotes the uses that the local community, with state and federal approval, sees as appropriate for waters under its jurisdiction. The management system has grown more complex, but so have the uses our harbors must accommodate. Recent efforts towards integrated harbor management, particularly in Rhode Island and Connecticut, are examined.
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Oceans Conference Record (IEEE)
Nixon, Dennis W.. "HARBORLINES, UNDERWATER LOTS, AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT.." Oceans Conference Record (IEEE) (1984). doi: 10.1109/oceans.1984.1152293.