Kennicott Running a Day Late After Riding Out Storm

Jay Barrett/KMXT

This winter’s bad weather continues to cause problems and mayhem. The latest storm forced the Alaska State Ferry Kennicott to delay its sailing from Kodiak to Chenega and seek shelter yesterday morning.

The Alaska Marine Highway Office says the Kennicott is back underway after anchoring up in Kupreanof Strait between Kodiak and Raspberry islands to await calmer seas.

According to the real-time ferry tracking web map, the Kennicott is currently underway at 13 knots southeast of Seward, on its way to Chenega Bay in Prince William Sound. It is currently running 24 hours behind schedule.

The Kennicott is on its return leg back to Southeast Alaska and won’t be returning to the Homer-Kodiak run until April 20th. Meanwhile, the ferry Tustumena is undergoing an overhaul in Seward, and is not expected to return to service until February 27th.

You can track the ferries at Ferry Alaska.

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