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Roland Lewis

Roland Lewis
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Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018


Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, the Island Institute, and the National Working Waterfront Network.

Date of Interview

Roland Lewis, the president and CEO of the Waterfront Alliance, speaks about how New York City, NY, is a critical waterfront for the maritime ecosystem as the largest port on the eastern seaboard. He discusses the impacts of opening the Erie Canal, the wind turbines off the coast of New York, and issues of zoning of waterfront and maritime facilities. He highlights successes of his work communicating between waterfront-based activities and the importance of having political leaders engaged with the working waterfront.

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