Half right

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2003


ve Hites got it half right in his commentary, "Cruise ship head tax proponents are missing the boat ..." But the reason is the Passenger Service Act of 1886. There is a $300 fine for each passenger who wants to cruise in Alaska waters, e.g. Juneau to Whittier. As long as we must fly to Seattle and then take a bus to Vancouver to cruise in our own backyard - on a non-U.S.-made ship - I see the head tax as a great way to dull the pain of congestion, dirty air, dirty water, and archaic legislation!

Larry Stevens


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