Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 6:05 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Good use for Spanky Paine

I understand that the fluids and toxic substances have been removed from the Spanky Paine and it is now just a matter of getting rid of it. Here is a suggestion:

Drag the Spanky Paine up on city land with the stern at Lake Street and Ocean Drive Loop, the bow pointing to the southwest. Put concrete in it.

The west side of the hull will catch sand, gravel and rocks, protecting the seawall and eventually building up enough for public access to the beach and the proposed coastal trail. The east side of the hull may serve as a high tide landing for several small boats when the harbor is frozen up.

My lot is next to the city lots and I will be the first to say that I will relinquish private tidelands to the city at no cost when the city begins making efforts to build the beach and protect the seawall from washing out.

W. Findlay Abbott


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