Letter to the Editor
Stedman should follow local consensus and put ferries first
February 20, 2020
As residents of the towns near the proposed Kake Road, we firmly oppose it. The $40 million raised for this “road to nowhere” should instead support the return of the Alaska Marine Highway System to our coastal Alaskan communities struggling without ferry service.
It is one thing to waste taxpayer money on a project no one is asking for, and another to do so while claiming funding for vitally needed and popular ferry services doesn’t exist.
This proposal would cross the rugged wilds of Kupreanof Island from the village of Kake to a salt water landing in Frederick Sound 12 miles from...