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    Default The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    Dear All,

    This news make me sick. Anyone have any good ideas? Thanks, Carl


    The City Council, City Administration, and the Citizens of Eastport are deeply disappointed in

    the decision of Marlow Yachts and Mr. David Marlow not to purchase the Deep Cove Marine

    and Boat School Facility for a planned boat building school, production facility, and maritime

    museum.



    The City has worked tirelessly to assist Mr. Marlow with his plans but Mr. Marlow has chosen to

    pursue other avenues.



    The City appreciates the assistance of many organizations and individuals in attempting to

    move the economy of Eastport and Eastern Maine forward.



    Governor LePage, the Maine State Legislature, Maine Senate President Kevin Raye, State

    Representative David Burns, the Maine Community College System, the Maine State Park

    system, Mr. Thom Johnston of Husson University, the Eastport Port Authority, the ladies of the

    Commons, and especially the Friends of the Boat School have all contributed their time and

    expertise to this project.



    The Eastport assets of the Deep Cove property, the airport, the port, the working waterfront,

    tidal power development, the artist community, the beautiful downtown, and especially the

    dedicated work ethic of its workforce that attracted the Marlow organization originally, are still

    in place. We continue to look forward to a bright future for the facility in assisting the City in its

    economic development.



    The City of Eastport and the City Council remain ready, willing, and able to assist entrepreneurs

    and organizations in developing the economy of Eastport and Eastern Maine.


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    John Miller, Member
    Eastport City Council
    Eastport, Maine 04631
    1-800-691-8182
    john.miller2@hotmail.com

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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    Thanks for shining a spotlight on this story ......

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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    There's more in the Bangor Daily Snooze. http://bangordailynews.com/2011/07/2...chool-project/

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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    Carl,

    Do you know what Dave Gerr's and the MacNaughton's thoughts are about this development?

    http://www.macnaughtongroup.com/Mystic%20Speech.htm
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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    The last I knew, Marlow is not a summer resident of Brooklin, but rather of Brooksville.

    But the BDN has been a Marlow-booster since this began.

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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Carl,

    Do you know what Dave Gerr's and the MacNaughton's thoughts are about this development?

    http://www.macnaughtongroup.com/Mystic%20Speech.htm
    I'm afraid I don't know, rb. It would be hard to imagine anyone "stunned" at this point.

    Marlow got what he wanted: A better deal in buying the Merrill-Stevens yard in soFL. So much for the Boat School and the city of Eastport.

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    Default Re: The Boat School, Eastport, Maine

    Anyone have any good ideas?
    If I recall your earlier thread on this subject clearly Carl, all the public pronouncements by the city, the state and by Marlow himself were that the boat school would form part of the deal. If he's reneged on what was commonly thought of and expected to be part of the deal, even though there may not have been contractual clauses covering this aspect, he may be open to some kind of legal challenge. Particularly if he had made independent public pronouncements of what his end intentions were with regard to the school.

    Marlow got what he wanted: A better deal in buying the Merrill-Stevens yard in soFL.
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