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Letter: Gloucester as tourist destination is expensive prospect

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Imagine a tourism area made up of the York River, Yorktown, a new State Park located on the York and Aberdeen Creek in Gloucester, a National Park on the York in Gloucester, York River State Park on the James City County side of the York and New Quarter Park on Queens Creek next to Cheatham Annex.

Imagine colonial themed tour boats picking up and dropping off tourists at each location as they navigate up and down the York River, while tour guides describe shipwrecks on the floor of the York, the Navy docks, watermen fishing, Rosewell and more.

Imagine new marinas in Gloucester and more watercraft enjoying our rivers and creeks. Imagine Gloucester’s rich history being brought to the forefront and Gloucester becoming a high density part of Virginia’s tourism industry. 

Now realize that such a tourism area would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Realize there could be negative impacts on commercial watermen and will require more roads, hou...

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