Maine Ferry Service Bond Issue, Referendum Question No. 2 (1957)

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The Maine Ferry Service Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 2, was on the September 9, 1957 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued up to $2.5 million in bonds for the Maine Port Authority to assume, consolidate and improve the operations of various existing ferry services for the transportation of vehicles, freight and passengers between the mainland and the island towns of North Haven, Vinalhaven, Islesboro and Swan's Island.[1][2]

Aftermath

On October 12, 1959, a bonded debt of $2.5 million remained on the ferry service.[3]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 2 (1957)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 68,188 69.19%
No30,36330.81%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

REFERENDUM QUESTION NO. 1

"Shall a bond issue be ratified for the purposes set forth in 'An Act to Authorize Ferry Service for North Haven, Vinalhaven, Islesboro and Swan's Island' passed by the 98th Legislature?" [4]

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