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By Dan Rudy 

Ferry startup stalls again


A recently launched

inter-island ferry service was laid up in Wrangell last

weekend after its landing craft experienced engine trouble, and is not expected to resume its schedule until the end of the month.

“We noticed low oil pressure in the port gearbox,” explained Rainforest Islands Ferry manager Kent Miller.

On closer inspection, he said the oil sealing rings and

port-side transmission had failed and needed to be replaced. Additional work is also being done to the lander’s starboard engine while in Wrangell.

The ferry had to cancel 130 reservations through the month’s end wh...

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