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A Superior Approach


To The Independent,

The concept of water born transportation in your "Water Taxi" cover article is economically sound, safe and historic. A superior approach to "weak spot" economic development and auto relief. It is fully recognized [that] land traffic is at a dangerous level both physically and emotionally. Not yet developed, the Hamptons saltwater shipping lanes.

Historically, America's islands of our eastern seaboard were the first settlements.

New technology providing vessels with their exact location, efficient propulsion, instant communications and increasingly reliable weather information presents an attractive and necessary package.

Clear in my recall; the white, gingerbread configured, two deck excursion boat, "Sabino" steaming past our summer compound on the salt sea of Casco Bay, on her run to Garnett from Portland, Maine. Still sound and active, visit her at Mystic.

A thorough water transportation study is an exciting prospect capable of magnificent rewards for the Hamptons.

CAPTAIN B. ROBERTSON
December 19, 2006

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