In response to “Tried To Launch A Boat” (June 9-15), I agree that the Norwood boat launch is not a place to swim and there is a wonderful beach just up the road.
However, I would like to point out that despite what you said, beer is allowed at the facility, just not on the actual beach.
I think this a reasonable rule.
A lot of alcohol comes in glass bottles that easily break and are not likely to be picked up properly. Children should not have to play in sand with glass in it.
In regard to dogs, many owners do not feel they need to clean up after their dogs.
I am sure the lifeguards do not want to be picking up dog poop and shouldn’t have to!
If parents would rather their children swim in a dangerous place just so that they can bring their dog and drink booze next to the water, that is just sad.