Money might have been spent more wisely

To the Editor:

If the Steamship Authority had put half the money into the M/V Islander that they did repowering the M/V Governor last year, we would have had one fine vessel that seldom missed a trip.

The Islander has been the only SSA vessel to have been underway during a hurricane (in 1954) in Vineyard Sound.

Both boats are the same age, with Governor being only slightly older.

Wayne V. Iacono

Chilmark