Book about Sail Inn taking

The story of the taking of the Sail Inn by eminent domain has been published. You can buy the book on

The Sail Inn Restaurant, owned and operated by the Dyer family since 1948, was taken by the state of Maine under eminent domain laws in November 2003.

The Dyer family’s story is now out in a book called “The Taking,” by Dick Dyer, of Winthrop.

The state claimed the restaurant and the five acres on which it stood. A settlement regarding how much the property was worth or if the property had rightfully been taken had not yet been reached. When it was eventually settled, Maine Department of Transportation legally could not comment on details of the case, which includes confirming or denying events, said Ray Quimby, chief of right of way operations at MaineDOT.

via Morning Sentinel.

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