The Alaska Marine Highway System is designing the next generation of state ferries. But it says it’s at least a year away from putting a ship out to bid. One Southeast lawmaker wants action sooner. Representative Peggy Wilson says she’ll introduce legislation calling for three new ferries to be built.Related Link: Learn more about the Alaska Class Ferry.
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- The fire marshal also noted no accelerants -- such as gasoline -- were used. He said the shredded rubber material on the playground became the fuel source.