Swipes #44: Disputed Waterways

This is a variation on an oft-repeated theme. Long-time readers / viewers may recall the “Three Mile Limit” that was exploited during Prohibition in the United States. These cartoons show the long-standing debates between the U.S. and Canada over boundaries, fisheries, fishing rights, and sovereignty in territorial waters (with the boundary fixed at 12 or 3 miles from the coast, or some other arbitrary designation?).

Andy Donato, The Daily Colonist, Victoria, 8 November 1967, in Great Canadian Political Cartoons vol 3

Andy Donato, The Daily Colonist (Victoria), 8 November 1967, in Great Canadian Political Cartoons (Volume 4) by Hou & Hou

British Columbia Premier Glen Clark,  confronts a United States Navy ship in Nanoose Bay. Vance Rodewalt - Calgary Herald - August 17, 1997, via the Glenbow Museum.

“Yankee Go Home” shows B.C. Premier Glen Clark staring down a U.S. Navy ship in Nanoose Bay, by Vance Rodewalt, Calgary Herald, 17 August 1997, via the Glenbow Museum.

PS The shorter the posts and updates, the more progress is being made on the dissertation. At least that’s the idea!

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