Summer Ferry Schedule Released


Jacob Resneck/KMXT

The state ferry’s summer schedule is out. There aren’t any changes services in Kodiak though the system is adding service to a new community and expanding a run to the Lower 48, says state transportation spokesman Roger Wetherell.

(ferry 1) :30 "There aren’t a lot … Washington and Alaska."

Ridership has been healthy which Alaska Marine Highway System planners attribute to the state’s relatively strong economy.

(ferry 2) :34 "This past year … almost on a global level."

Storm warnings often cause the ferry system to be canceled or delayed as was the case last month when the ferry Kennicott’s sailing to Homer was canceled. Wetherel explains why.

(ferry 3) :12 "I mean we do that … preventable situation."

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced in August that Kodiak will be without ferry service for six weeks. The last scheduled sailing is November 2 with service resuming December 11th. Wetherell said the break in service is because the ferry Tustumena is due for routine maintenance, an event scheduled every five years.

(ferry 4) :11 "It has to go in … shortly thereafter."

There’s a link to the current ferry schedules on our website, KMXT dot org.


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