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Metlakatla/Saxman Ferry terminal
By Jeff Hendrickson


October 15, 2007
Monday PM

I thought Virginia Atkinson's letter needed a response from a Ketchikan resident. The letter you wrote about the people of Ketchikan rejecting your new terminal needs a little clarification I think. First, we appreciate the money that the people of Metlakatla spend in our community. That money helps the economy of Ketchikan.

Secondly, the part I want to clarify is that the people of Ketchikan are not the ones who have stopped the Metlakatla Ferry Terminal from becoming a reality at this point, as we have no say or control over the land of Saxman Seaport. It is solely owned by Saxman and as such they are the ones who voted not to sell the land to the State of Alaska for the new terminal.

I understand the State is now trying to find another piece of property between Mountain Point and the Coast Guard Base, although that may be tough to do. I guess we'll see.

Jeff Hendrickson
Ketchikan, AK

About: "41 year resident of Ketchikan."

Received October 11, 2007 - Published October 15, 2007


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