Alabama lakes may benefit from oil spill in Gulf

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - While tourism officials are worried there will be fewer visitors to Alabama Gulf beaches this summer because of the oil spill, the effect may be the opposite for the state's lakes.

Connie Fomby, whose company rents boats and personal water craft on Lake Martin, says people are going to vacation this summer and if the don't go to the Gulf, she believes they will go to a lake.

Fomby told the Montgomery Advertiser she has more early reservations than she did a year ago. She said reservations are up for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. She said some of the people making reservations have canceled plans to vacation on the beach.

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