Conflicting ferry messages

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2004

On page A4 of the Juneau Empire for Sept. 1, Transportation Commissioner Mike Barton asserts, "to suggest that we would allow our vessels to run down to the point that they would not pass Coast Guard certification is simply irresponsible." On page A7 of the same issue, ferry scheduler Chuck Van Kirk is quoted as saying that "by the summer of next year [2005] there will be no vessels in the ferry system fleet that are certified to operate in Canadian waters."

Do the words "liars, hypocrites and bunglers" come to mind?

Rodger W. Pegues


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