Senator Edmund S. Muskie (D-Me.) today, January 11, 1972, in a letter to Secretary of Navy John Chafee concerning the proposed naval operation at Snowy Beach, Reid State Park, Maine, urged that the Secretary "instruct each of the officers and men who will be participating in Operation Snowy Beach -- as directly and forcefully as possible -- to exercise meticulous care in protecting the Park from harm."
Muskie, Edmund S., "Press Release - Statement by Senator Muskie on Operation Snowy Beach" (1972). Congressional Records. 281.