Advice of caution from Jacksonville

Jacksonville Florida is one of the many east coast ports considering a deepening to accommodate the super post-Panamax ships to come through the Panama Canal.  Ron Littlepage wrote this thoughtful editorial in the Florida Times Union last week.  Although the Times Union is owned by the same company — Morris News Corp. — as the Savannah Morning News (SMN), this Times Union editorial strikes a distinctly different tone than any by the SMN.   The SMN editorials have been unwavering, one might even say hysterical in their insistence that the Savannah harbor absolutely must be deepened, ridiculing all calls for cautious evaluation.  SMN’s reaction to the very same issue that Littlepage supports was very different.

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