Park visitation stays strong Despite the struggling economy and...
By GORDON JACKSON The Brunswick News Despite the struggling economy and rising gasoline prices, tourism remains strong at Cumberland Island National Seashore.
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#1 Mar 14, 2012
National parks are free save for a nominal user fee, and offer nothing much in the way of amenities or commodities. Theres a distinct difference between tourist and "bird watchers," Tourist visit places that offer comfortable lodging, arts and entertainment, regional cuisine, ect. Bird watchers visit places like cumberland, sleep on the ground, and bring their own trail mix and sunflower seeds, adding very little to the economy.
#2 Mar 14, 2012
Good to see Gordon Jackson reporting again...missed having a professional newspaper journalist in Camden County
Saint Marys, GA
#3 Mar 14, 2012
Gordon is the last of a breed of newspaper guys. I haven't picked up a newspaper in a year and a half, especially that thing they call the local paper. No need when I can get the latest right here on my computer.
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