Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Three-stop ferry to start new season


A three-stop interisland ferry is to resume service on Friday after a four-month hiatus.

Rainforest Islands Ferry anticipates a 26-week run through the summer, connecting communities in Wrangell, Petersburg and on Prince of Wales Island.

Launched by North End Ferry Authority last year, the service experienced a series of operational setbacks. There were delays in repurposing the Rainforest Islander, a 65-foot landing craft formerly used by a Haines lumber company. The circuit was bumped back from June to August, and again to September.

It was again laid up for repairs in October, before ser...

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