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By Pete Ellis


August 12, 2005

The Ketchikan community has a long history of progressive moves that have furthered the development of the area and our pride in life here. Let us please think in a positive manner about what improved docking facilities can mean to the arriving visitors with a more attractive destination that is not handicapped by lightering delays and inconveniences.

The need for the enlargement of our cruise ship docks appears to be totally recognized. The urging of those in favor of "NO" votes arises from a number of poor losers whose voices were heard and weighed in an exhaustive and conscious choice by the city council to select the site now presented.

The city float area to the north and a floating dock facility will provide the needed docking space and result in incidental benefits such as upland rehabilitation and protected small vessel and aircraft moorage areas.

So give a thought to the progress of your community and how it can best present itself in terms of both our own pride and the views of the visiting multitudes. The time is now. The opportunity needs to be seized.

Pete Ellis
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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 Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative

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 Ketchikan Port Berth Expansion Bond Initiative

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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