Archive

ShareThis Page
Missed the boat | TribLIVE.com
News

Missed the boat

Being an avid Lewis and Clark fan, I was really looking forward to the festivities at Point State Park recently to celebrate the bicentennial of the famous expedition.

I realize that there were some complications in the St. Charles keelboat pulling out of the flotilla parade, but in the end, it all seemed to turn out OK. Other than that, the celebration Aug. 31 was a big disappointment.

Pittsburgh had a chance to have re-enactors, the National Park Service’s traveling display and the Army Corps of Engineers barge that had a wonderful display of the highlights of the expedition. Pittsburgh could have had various Colonial booths with activities for the kids and various “hands on” displays to show how the expedition survived.

I attended Rochester’s Lewis and Clark festival the following Monday, and that city did a great job of making it a fun day for the whole family in spite of all the rain. There were so many things to see and do. It even had a descendent of Patrick Gass giving his insight on the expedition.

Pittsburgh should have taken a few lessons from Rochester!

Bonnie Dwyer
Richland Township


TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.