On every continent, and since time practically immemorial, nation states have invoked the phrase "historic bays" to assert sovereignty over waters which would otherwise be part of the high seas. This foreword introduces the issues raised in regard to historic bays at a conference held in New York City, October 12-13, 1984.
"Historic Bays of the Mediterranean: A Conference Sponsored By Syracuse University and the University of Pisa,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol11/iss2/2