Window of opportunity

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Two observations regarding the proposed harbor dredging downtown. First, the present cruise ships dwarf the scale of the downtown waterfront, blocking views and the occasional ray of sunshine that blesses our wonderful community. Personally, I would prefer newer, larger cruise ships to anchor out in the channel and lighter into town.

Second, when Front and South Franklin streets were getting reconstructed, I seem to remember there was a full-time historian-archaeologist on hand to record and retrieve historic artifacts that were uncovered. The harbor area is full of historic remnants left behind from the early days of ships docking in Juneau. If the dredging should occur, I would suggest the city takes advantage of the opportunity to gain further understanding of our history.

Chas Dense


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