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Old April 26th, 2003, 12:19 PM
HannaS77
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Default Cruise Ships In Glacier Bay 2004

At the present time the number of cruise ships allowed in Glacier Bay between June and August is limited to 139. Consideration is being given to the year 2004 by the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve for number of cruise ships permitted in the bay. One plan is to to keep the present 139 limit . Another proposal is to decrease the number of ships. A third plan is to reduce the number of cruise ships and permit more smaller, private boats in the bay Another plan is to increase the number of cruise ships to 184.

At this time the plan permits two cruise ship per day limited to 139 entries during any one season. In addition to the larger cruise ships the present plan permits smaller tour boats, charter boats and private boats. There always has a great deal of pro and con arguments about opening the glacier bays to more vessels or reduce the number. We have cruised Glacier Bay and other bays at least twice a year since 1972 and found that each year these bays are less attractive. There used to be a time you could witness literally hundreds of mother seals and their pups on ice flows; thousands of birds. We have seen more seals in San Francisco harbor than in Glacier Bay and wonder if the cruise lines may have destroyed the ecology of the bays.
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