Cleveland's Port Authority has been spending money on "consultants" studying the feasibility of operating a ferry across Lake Erie to Port Stanley, Ontario. In 2004 Toronto was served by a fast passenger and auto ferry from Rochester, New York. The Rochester-Toronto ferry service operated for one summer. The photo above is the empty Toronto terminal - now occupied by a movie making business.
In 2007 Bill Callahan reported on the Cleveland ferry spending on his blog . A 2006 report in the Painesville News-Herald outlines the complexity of setting up a ferry service - whether in Lake County or Cuyahoga County.
However, to get a sense of the even deeper complexity of international ferry service, read this wikipedia report on the Toronto-Rochester ferry .
So, here’s my question: do you believe that any “consultant” that the Cuyahoga-Cleveland Port Authority could hire would be able to navigate through these complexities and produce a sound study?
I think the Port Authority is wasting our money on “consultants”. The ferry business is way over the heads of the Port Authority.
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