Next summer’s ferry schedule will be similar to this year’s. Ships will change, but not the amount of service. It all depends on state funding.
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Columbia will be part of an international science experiment starting this fall when it resumes its weekly run between Bellingham, Wash., and Southeast Alaska.
Alaskans have until the end of the month to tell the Marine Highway System what they think of its fall, winter and spring sailing plans.
The largest vessel in the Alaska Marine Highway fleet will be late to return to service this summer. The 418-foot ferry Columbia was due to return to service June 28 with service from Bellingham, Washington, to communities in Southeast Alaska.
Alaska’s largest ferry will be down for repairs longer than expected. Another ship will fill in, but it’s smaller and some travelers will have to make other arrangements.
This winter’s Alaska Marine Highway schedule offers more sailings than the previous season’s. It also eliminates five-week service gaps for some communities.
Columbia Ferry breaks down and strands tourists in Petersburg.
When student protesters confronted journalists, some faculty members seemed to forget about the First Amendment, NPR’s David Folkenflik says.
Seven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters. The state has issued 18 notices of violation involving 48 instances.
Juneau photographer Patrice Helmar returns from New York City to premiere her first film at the Gold Town.