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Ketchikan dock expansion
By Karen Lybrand


August 10, 2005

I was pleased to read a well-constructed, thorough viewpoint from Eric Muench. His letter speaks to the heart of the dock expansion issue and gives voice to the views of many longtime Ketchikan residents.

In the rush to develop, it is often the small business owner who gets trampled on, and in the long run the spirit of a community suffers. I visited Ketchikan this summer and was struck by the wholesale transformation of the downtown area. While the downtown area bustled during the day, it was desolate by 4pm. I remember when the spruce mill dock was lined with barges and the smell of cedar freshened the air. Now all one smells is money, and it saddens me.

Karen Lybrand
Raymond, ME - USA


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letter Who's looking out for the welfare of Ketchikan? By Eric Muench - Ketchikan, AK - USA


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Vote August 16, 2005

 The City of Ketchikan is proposing to expand and improve facilities along the waterfront to provide enhanced public use and additional economic benefit to residents, business owners, and the City. A bond initiative will be placed on the August 16, 2005 ballot to gain approval for up to $70 million to fund the project. - More... Port Expansion Project Information


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