Letter to the Editor
By Jerry Weinstock
The Black Toxic Gook, wider than a Football field stirred up by the huge props of the monster cruise Ships as they travel over 6 miles traversing the Hawk Channel: that Gook is toxic.
It spreads east past American Shoal and West farther than Cosgrove Light. Laboratory analysis detects coliform bacteria as deadly as E. Coli associated with Human excrement. That distance from the reef line to the Harbor all Bunker contents –grease, oil , chemicals, pesticides, dumped from cruise ship bunkers. mandatory to fire prevention. It should be pumped out –usually in Miami or filtered out contents disposed of properly also in Miami. These Plankton that are wiped out are the basis of the marine food chain for all life including fish and crustaceans, as lobster and crabs. Safety for human divers because of (Mersa() mostly resistant to Antibiotics; that all stops my swimming. Any safety measures gone; feverishly disposed of critical to Historic Tours of America because they net enormous sums of money from numerous trolleys.
ALL PETITIONS OR REQUISITIONS PROPOSING TO LIMIT OR BAN CRUISE SHIPS IN KEY WEST HARBOR MUST INCLUDE ALL AREAS DAMAGED AS STOCK ISLAND AND KEY HAVEN AND IN POINT OF FACT ALL THE LOWER KEYS.