“CRYSTAL RIVER — John Siefert wishes he never heard of a trans-sea lifter.
Siefert, executive director of the Citrus County Economic Development Council, thinks Port Citrus is a great idea with huge potential.
But the port has been a hard sell with the public because the county commission’s initial interest included a port with large container ships and TSLs that haven’t been built yet.
“That was a mistake, in my opinion,” Siefert said. “It created a false impression in the county that people picked up on and said this is not a product we want in our county.”
While commissioners seem focused on creating a port that fits the Cross Florida Barge Canal, others say people are confused by the plan…”
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