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SE Alaska tourists argue for saving the ferry system


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

John and Karen Nowell (left) and Greg and Suzi Stone (right) have been traveling across Southeast Alaska. Wrangell was their last stop on a multi-week trip across the area.

It is no secret that Southeast Alaska is a hot tourist destination. Every year, the region is flooded with nature enthusiasts, retirees, and other tourists. According to a calendar from the Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, Petersburg will receive a total of 62 cruise ship stops in the 2019 season. Ketchikan, one of the larger cruise ship destinations in Southeast Alaska, is expecting 576 cruise ship stops this year, bringing in a total estimated 1.15 million passengers. The tourist industry is growing in Wrangell, too. Meilani Schijvens, with Rain Coast Data, said that the city of Wrangell i...

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