I forgot to mention two other opponents to the amending of the Passenger Vessel Act of 1886.
There is a flotilla of small passenger U.S. flagged cruise ships plying the Pacific Northwest and on the east cost of the United States. In the past they have shown
Whenever the subject comes up, Vancouver, B.C. becomes very concerned and has lobbied against the idea. Just consider what loss of business the city might experience if there were a reduction in the number of ships using their piers, airport& hotels.