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Maine / Cliff Island #248610

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 1977
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(Studio) Winter at Casco Bay island, near Portland, ME, left to natives when tourists leave around Labor Day; this winter very bad for them.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cliff Island, ME) Life on Cliff Island noted. Ferrys are link with outside world; importance of boats not fully realized till ferry captains went on strike last month Casco Bay Lines official Richard Thurlow runs 1 boat per week to keep island with goods. [THURLOW - says islanders have to have service.] Plight of islanders with jobs in Portland noted. Others say they've been marooned because of lack of time between ferry schedules in Portland; cases cited. Some begin to think of leaving island [Don KELLEY - says move would be disappointment.] Early strike settlement chances slim at present.
REPORTER: Don Cladstrup (WGAN-TV newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter

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