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LETTER: Peggy's Cove tourism fine without a ferry

Bay Ferries says it is refunding all sailings that have been booked on The Cat and it is no longer accepting new reservations for the 2019 sailing season until there is a definitive answer of when the ferry will sail.
- Tina Comeau

The three restaurants in Indian Harbour, and the Sou’Wester at Peggy's Cove, have had a banner year, with parking lots full from June to current day. Traffic on Peggy's Cove Road, on which I live, is the busiest I have ever seen. Additionally, the Clifty Cove Motel has had no vacancies since May, as have other cottages and AirBnBs in the area. The 65-unit King Neptune campground was full from June to mid-September.

And guess what? The Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry was not in service all summer.

This only goes to show that tourists will visit the area because they want to come, not because they can take a subsidized trip to get here. The ferry had nothing to do with the influx of tourists. Get rid of it and put the money elsewhere instead of in the pockets of Americans and Bay Ferry execs.

Bob Found, Indian Harbour

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