Beware of cruise visitors overrunning Southeast Alaska communities

 


Large cruise ship tourism is ruining Juneau. We will see up to six large ships at least one day a week this year. We expect 1.7 million tourists plus crew. In addition to that, smaller ships and air travel will bring in even more tourists.

My neighborhood is inundated with vehicular traffic. Walkers stream by and gawk at me working in my yard. Helicopters buzz overhead.

My advice to Wrangell and Petersburg is to put the brakes on now before your nice towns are gone six months of the year.

Kim Metcalfe

Juneau

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