Historic U.S. landmark half-submerged near Campobello Island

Conservationists in Maine fear what they describe as "bureaucratic nonsense" could doom a historic building that was blown into New Brunswick by a storm.

The brine shed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places has been sitting half-submerged in waters in Campobello Island after it was torn from its mooring off Lubec during a blizzard on January 4th.

The Bangor Daily News says a group called Lubec Landmarks has worked for almost 25 years to preserve the shed but its president fears legal tangles -- including salvage rights claims by some Canadian citizens -- could doom the building.

The office of U.S. Senator Angus King says it's working to help save and repatriate the historic landmark.