Another link to Mainland
By Al Johnson
March 05, 2009
Charles Schill submitted the following while reviewing contour
maps of our area. Excerpt quote: "There is no way in the
world we are going to see a road through MFNMW. And the cost
would be 1000 times the bridge to Gravina."
I submit that if Mr. Schill could view his maps that reflect
the Tyee power line corridor from Anchor Point (Behm Canal) across
the Cleveland peninsula to the Bradford Cannel,South East of
Wrangell and location of the Tyee Power intertie at Tyee Lake,
he can venture across the head of Bradford Canal and know that
about 25 years ago, Sykes Logging had punched logging roads within
a dozen miles from the Canadian border. Those logging road beds
exist to day.
Approximately within an additional dozen of miles, from the Canadian
side of that border, there is access to Canadian power grids.
By accessing this route for power generation connection to the
current Canadian power grid, a byproduct of any road access made
in that endeavor will provide the initial access to Canadian
highways. In effect you obtain a "Two For" situation,
access to steady power source and road access to the mainland
highway net work.
In all of this you avoid Misty Fjord.
Might I add that if you view the river courses for the following
rivers, The Taku (Juneau) the Stikine/Bradford (Wrangell) and
the Unuk/Chicamin (Ketchikan), they all converge towards a common
central area of Canadian. The middle area of which is above the
head of the Bradfield river basin. The natural lay of this convergence
encourages seeking economic access to saltwater in the Bradfield
My point is that the process of opening up access to the main
land is being made via the transmission of power demands. Converting
the access across the Cleveland Peninsula from Arial access to
road surface to Tyee and continuing road construction to the
prior logging roads that still exist as a connection factor.
With less than 50 miles of additional road construction from
the end of the existing Bradfield logging roads will gain the
access to the Main land.
Look at the bonus of this: New logging opportunity, year around
access to our Tyee power line distribution, access to potential
mineral exploration and development. Encourage the transportation
of mineral extraction within Canada too deep water shipping
access in the Bradfield Cannel, access the transmission of our
excess power to the Canadian power grid or the receipt of lower
cost power from the Canadian power grid for South East Alaska
Thank you Charles, I hadn't thought of this power generation/outside
access solution for some months.
Where is Bluewater, Sumner Straight (Strait)? I have Lived here
all my life, never heard of this location.
About: "An old fellow
that would like to die like my Grandfather, asleep. Not like
the screaming passengers in the car."
Received March 05, 2009 - Published
March 05, 2009
to the mainland By Charles Schilli
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