I have read the March 27 article about TEMPOart wanting to build an 80-foot gangway and floating platform to create a space where people can get together for a meal.

Back Cove has 3.5 miles of trail currently used for walking, biking or sitting on a bench to enjoy the changing light and tides or watching the birds. It is a beautiful, unadorned path with adjacent ballfields and expansive parking opposite Hannaford or at Payson Park.

Please don’t mar its beauty and tranquility with this dock and platform. Art can do much to bring people together, and there are some nice ideas in this plan, but please don’t build this dock and platform on the cove.

Bruce Gobi

Portland