Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

March 16, 2009 at 2:53 PM

The Salish Sea

A commendable idea

Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times

The lighthouse on the northern tip of Patos Island looking southeast across the Rosario Strait with Sucia Island and Orcas Island is seen in the distance. Biologist Bert Weber would like to rename this area the Salish Sea.

Editor, The Times:

As a resident of Sinclair (Cottonwood) Island, in the heart of the Salish Sea, I strongly support efforts to designate the inland waters encompassing the Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound the Salish Sea [“‘Salish Sea’ proposed name for waters Washington, B.C. share,” Times, Local News, March 14].

Not only does this title honor the original inhabitants of this area, but it recognizes and draws attention to the greater inland water ecosystem that needs our care. That some detractors fear such recognition would be an assault on the national boundary between Canada and the U.S. represents outdated, nonsensical and provincial thinking.

I commend marine biologist Bert Weber for his efforts.

— Ferdi Businger, Anacortes

Comments | More in

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►