Moving Marine Highway Southern
By Doug Barry
February 23, 2006
Moving the ferry system's southern port of call from Bellingham
to Vancouver is a hairbrained, shoot-yourself-in-the-foot idea
-- a knee-jerk vengeful reaction born out of frustration because
some in Washington's congressional delegation don't favor drilling
in ANWR. Ted Stevens' childish, tantrum-throwing style of politics
is starting to spread to people like Kurt Olson. It's a style
that only earns disrespect, satire, etc. It doesn't work.
While Vancouver and Victoria
are beautiful cities, as Pete Ellis states in his comments, having
to drive through border patrol, customs, etc. (both directions)
will not stimulate travel to Alaska on the AMHS; it will discourage
Olson's idea is a terrible
one and accomplishes absolutely nothing, other than wasting everyone's
Seattle, WA - USA
About: Doug Barry was born and raised in Ketchikan; he now lives
in the Seattle area.
Move would end Bellingham ferry stop
to apply pressure for ANWR...
Anchorage Daily News - February 21, 2006
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