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Quotation in History section is too long and may present copyright issues[edit]

On 17 October 2011, unregistered IP address 50.37.44.228 inserted 36 paragraphs of quotation from a book with the legend "used with permission." I see no evidence that the author in fact re-licensed the content, for example through a response to a Boilerplate_request_for_permission.

Additionally, the length is excessive for a quotation on Wikipedia: Do_not_include_the_full_text_of_lengthy_primary_sources.

Because of the potential for copyright issues with unverified licenses and because I see no way to contact the wikipedia contributor 50.37.44.228, I just went ahead and removed the entire quotation. I don't have the time to summarize the book's Introduction into a paragraph or two for the History section, but I think it's a good idea. If anyone else here is interested, I'd encourage you to quote from the pasted version of the Introduction as of 17 October 2011 and add back in the book citation even for paraphrases,

<ref>{{cite book |first1=David K |last1=Petersen|title=Ludington Carferries |work=Images of America |location=Charleston, South Carolina|publisher=Arcadia Publishing |date=May 31, 2010 |language=English |isbn=0738560111}} ISBN 978-0738560113</ref>

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