“The Taking” of the Sail Inn 

The Taking, launched this week is a workbook aimed at helping landowners through the eminent domain process. The first of its kind workbook sketches the story of the five year process of the taking of the Sail Inn Restaurant by the Maine Department of Transportation starting in 2003. Author and publisher, Dick Dyer who is a brother to the former Sail Inn landowners says, his family never wanted to become a poster child for eminent domain, but they became one. The Taking is available through internet sales now at or Excerpts of the book are available online at through For more information contact 1-800-671-1282. The Taking retails for $24.95 plus $5 shipping and handling.