Editor's Notebook: Canal Boat Update, Neighborhood Lobbying and Ethiopian Airlines
A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.
The Georgetown canal boat will get a stay on its execution and will remain stationed in its dry dock at least until the fall.
Though it's not for lack of trying on the part of the National Park Service. Initial estimates for a crane to lift the boat from its location and transport it via truck were all "more than we could justify for a demolition project," said Brian Carlstrom, the deputy superintendent for the NPS's C&O Canal.
Instead, this fall several mules will tug the boat out of Georgetown until the path widens enough for trucks to pull it the rest of the way to Fletcher's Cove where it will be dismantled.
Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans joined the efforts of community organizations, which have been lobbying federal and local authorities for park land and lower-density development at the West Heating Plant site. Evans wrote letters to key officials, asking that they consider the community's requests and possibly even make zoning changes prior to the site's planned auction later this fall.
The first issue of Selamta Magazine, the Ethiopian Airlines in-flight magazine, featured a two-page story "24 Hours (in Georgetown, D.C.)." Local favorites like Martin's Tavern and Baked & Wired were among the "must see" places for visitors. How did this happen? Read on.
Here are a few other top stories you might have missed: