Ketchikan cruise dock vending request dies

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2003

KETCHIKAN (AP) A Ketchikan City Councilman's motion to allow cruise lines to sell tours on downtown docks has failed.

Councilman Lew Williams III made the motion. But in a meeting Thursday, none his six colleagues seconded the idea.

Williams said he doesn't support the idea himself, but felt it should be discussed and put to a vote.

The motion would have allowed cruise lines to place kiosks at passenger loading ramps to exchange or sell tours to their passengers.

City staffers said new federal security regulations make it inconvenient for cruise passengers to reboard the ships in order to exchange tours. The said several cruise lines already use kiosks for that purpose in violation of current city regulations.

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