Letter of the Day: Our history
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:36 p.m.
EDITOR: I have mixed feelings about the status of the oyster farm in Drakes Bay. When I learned about the decision to end the lease, I thought, “Oh, no.” I lived through the elimination of some old inns from Rocky Mountain National Park years ago. They had no electricity and sat lightly on the land. Certainly no new ones should be built, but these were our history. We have cattle ranches in Point Reyes National Seashore, we have an oyster farm. No more should be added, but they are our history.
Now the oyster farm has become a right-wing cause, and I hate it being used to support the notion of more drilling for oil in Alaska, for instance. I think I still reach my early conclusion: Don’t build any new ones on park land, but let the old ones stay. They are our history.
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