2011-08-04 / Letters to the Editor

Resident is right to criticize new ramp

Mr. Russ Paskoski is quite correct in characterizing the renovated Fort Getty boat ramp as “non-functional” (July 28, 2011: “Renovated Fort Getty boat ramp ‘useless’”).

It has indeed reduced boat trailer access to and from the water. What a shame that the island affords no egress for trailered boats when waters are lower, a longstanding inconvenience of no small magnitude. Harbormaster Sam Patterson made reference to the gully – now, no longer there – that had developed over the years. Is this not the rare circumstance that might suggest, “When you are in a hole, keep digging?”

Richard H. Lee
Beacon Ave.
Jamestown

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