Eastport, Maine Beach Access Litigation - McGarvey v. Whittredge


Chapter: Maine
State: ME
Country: USA
Theme: Beach Access
Completion Date: August 25 2011
Status: Victory

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Surfrider Foundation's Maine Chapter won an important beach access case in the highest court in the state, when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled in McGarvey v. Whittredge that private ownership rights in the intertidal lands do not allow oceanfront property owners to exclude the public from crossing the wet sand to reach the ocean in order to scuba dive or run a scuba diving business. FMI: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/me-supreme-judicial-court/1578696.html.