This paper takes up the traditional concept of historic bays as one time-honored basis for asserting national claims at the expense of the common high seas, which, however, unlike some of the more recent forms of decentralized enclosures, purports to rely on, or should rely on, a specific, objective, and clearly articulated definition, rather than on a subjective one.
Goldie, L. F. E.
"Historic Bays in International Law--An Impressionistic Overview,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol11/iss2/3