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Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be Numbered

Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be NumberedOn the shores of Lake Michigan, the tiny town of Ludington, Mich., is home port to the last coal-fired ferry in the U.S.

Long-running lawsuit over fast ferries’ engines is settled

Long-running lawsuit over fast ferries’ engines is settledAMHS to get eight new engines for Fairweather and Chenega.

Update: Lawmakers, MTAB critique shuttle-ferry design

Update: Lawmakers, MTAB critique shuttle-ferry designSome lawmakers are questioning plans for a pair of shuttle ferries that will provide service in northern Southeast Alaska.

Fast ferry lawsuit could be settled before trial

Fast ferry lawsuit could be settled before trialThe State of Alaska and German engine builders say they're close to an agreement

Alaska borough wants to give away expensive ferry

An Alaska borough stuck with a $90,000 monthly bill for maintaining a ferry it can't use is offering the $78 million vessel free to federal, state or local governments.

Transportation Committees question DOT Commissioner on decision to scrap Alaska Class Ferry project

Transportation Committees question DOT Commissioner on decision to scrap Alaska Class Ferry projectLegislators called the hearing to find out why Governor Sean Parnell recently pulled the plug on the so-called Alaska Class Ferry.

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis Egan

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis EganLifelong Democrat says it was 'gut wrenching' to join Republican Majority, but was best way to protect Southeast Alaska's interests.

SE leaders concerned about ferry plan change

SE leaders concerned about ferry plan changeA number of Southeast leaders are upset about the governor’s plan to scale back the Alaska Class Ferry project. He made his announcement Tuesday in Ketchikan. Legislators and members of an advisory board say they should have been consulted first.

Official: Alaska ferry design on track

An Alaska transportation official says design work for a new state ferry is on track and construction of the 350-foot ship could start by next fall.

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed season

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed seasonAbout 500 people are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s convention and trade show.
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