by Jessica Mathews
August 24, 2004
I hadn't thought much about
these things as I am not in the tourist business. But I totally
agree that putting a new docking cruise ship there is a bad idea.
The area is full enough, and to hamper a working business is
the thing that drives me crazy in this town. When I drove through
the tunnel headed West, I noted the area is full of empty space
and buildings in a run down condition. What better place to
add docking but on the West side of the tunnel. The area has
plenty of potential, there are lots of buildings that could use
the foot traffic. I would welcome it there as it would give people
more options than the swamp of just the downtown area. That
whole stretch of Tongass could be improved, look more appealing
and the passengers could get a glimpse of it from the water.
Please consider spreading out the masses and giving that section
of town a boost. It looks like it could use it and it would
be a great expansion for the town--better than a bridge to no
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