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Re: Desecration bridge
by Mark Hoyt


May 12, 2005

Don, why did you put a picture in your letter that is obviously not a site on Pennock Island?
In the picture it says "Totem Poles Ketchikan", underneath it, Howkan, Alaska?
jpg Howkan map

Howkan is on Long Island, some 60 or 70 miles from Pennock.

Of the 3 locations, which one is it? Maybe you should get your facts and pictures straight before you start pointing fingers.

In the 40 years I have lived here I have never, on any of my trips to Pennock Island, seen a burial site, a totem pole, or the remains of a totem pole. I have never heard of anyone burying a body on Pennock as long as I have lived here either. That does not mean it's not true, it just means I have never heard of it.

I do agree with you on one point, the money would be better spent on a road to the mainland. But, it is too late in the process for that because the money is there for the bridge only and if not used, it is lost.

Mark Hoyt
Ketchikan, AK - USA


Related Viewpoint:

letter Desecration Bridge by Don Hoff Jr. - Hixson, TN - USA



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