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Rainforest Ferry Service start delayed again


In the works for awhile, Rainforest Islands Ferry Service has been delayed yet again.

The ferry was set to sail June 14, then postponed to June 28.

“We were so close” to that start, spokeswoman Heather Hedges said, but work at the shipyard was delayed.

The 65-foot landing craft made its way up to Ketchikan from Anacortes, Wash. on Monday and sea trials have just begun with another U.S. Coast Guard inspection scheduled.

The first delay was due to a wait on USCG certification.

“As long as everything goes smoothly,” Hedges said, service is expected to start in mid-July.

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