Talk:Prince William Sound

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External Links?[edit]

That seems like an okay link to me. It's a really nice site with a personal take on the Sound, lots of fine photos. The title "Prince William Sound Journey" sounds slightly "spammish," like it might be an ad for some kind of tour operator, so I might consider changing it (perhaps to title given on the site itself) to avoid reversion from editors who might read that way looking directly at the site. Alternatively, you could keep the title as is but add a brief description, such as "personal travel journal with photos." --Yksin 19:56, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Given that there is very little accommodation on the sound, what is the consensus on linking to some of these cabin and lodging companies? Someone like - Eshamy Bay Lodge? (talk) 03:00, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Recommended Sources[edit]

The first recommended source I have is the newspaper article Courts to Judge Impact of Exxon Valdez. This article mentions that on May 2nd and June 6th of 1994 fisherman, natives, townspeople, and costal residents seek compensation for the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The newspaper mentions Prince William Sound is barren of animals like seals, birds, and mutated fish. The Exxon Company already 2 billion for cleanup of the spill, and 1.025 billion for the next 10 years. This newspaper article gives good information about the town, and the oil spill. The Wikipedia article lacks information about the spill, and the court’s decision.

Yereth Rosen. (March 25, 1994) Courts to Judge Impact of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Christian Science Monitor, The US National pg 2.

The second recommended source is from the newspaper article called Exxon spill caused record bird kill. The article was written on Feb 5th, 1993. The paper mentions Prince William Sound fisherman lost over 6 million dollars in losses due to the spill, and many had nightmares, and lack of sleep due to tough times. The article also goes into detail that the spill killed more than 10 times amount of birds than in any spill in history. Pink Salmon returning could have genetic effects that could change the ecosystem for many years to come. 300,000 to 645,000 birds could have died during the aftermath of the event. This article is useful to Prince William Sound because of the impact the oil spill had and there needs to be more detail listed about the environmental impact of the area.

Greenhill, J. (Feb 5th, 1993) Exxon spill caused record bird kill. USA TODAY, pg 3A.

The third and final recommended source is from a newspaper article called $4 Billion dollars of damages over Exxon Valdez Disaster. This article was written on December 8th 2002, and the court ruled that Exxon had to pay fisherman, natives, and costal residents of 4 billion dollars, and was a huge victory. Prince William Sound fisherman received benefits for the disaster, taking over 12 years in court for a decision to be made. This is definitely recommended for William Sound because the environment was devastated, and not only was the ecosystem repaired, the fisherman was reward for their suffering, and I do recommend this article.

Fletcher, B, P. (Dec 8th, 2002) $4BN DAMAGES OVER EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL DISASTER. The Business, pg 32.

(Jabel1986 (talk) 05:11, 19 October 2012 (UTC))

Who named it?[edit]

The article contradicts itself: " The editors of Cook's maps changed the name to Prince William Sound..." and "The Sound was named in 1778 by George Vancouver to honour George III's third son Prince William Henry...". --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:29, 24 March 2013 (UTC)