The Recent (2018) Superior Court Holding in re Goose Rocks Beach Intertidal Lands is Supported by Research Findings in the Book

May 4, 2018

The Law Court in 2015 decided that neither custom or prescriptive use gave the Town of Kennebunkport title to intertidal lands on Goose Rocks Beach.  It remanded the case back to the Superior Court to determine whether the Town’s unresolved claim of title to these lands, derived from original deeds promulgated by Massachusetts legislative enactments in the settlement of areas adjacent to Goose Rocks Beach (now a part of Kennebunkport), was valid.  After hearings involving the search of historical records and submission of briefs by the parties, the Superior Court handed down an exhaustive 274 page opinion which concluded that…