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Travelers thankful to see a ferry, but would like to see more


February 18, 2021

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The cargo door was open and the LeConte was ready to take on vehicles for the voyage to Ketchikan on Monday.

Wally McDonald, who got off the southbound LeConte on Monday to check on his boat in Wrangell's harbor, said he was just thankful the ferry finally got him to town. It is challenging getting to and from places on the ferry system these days, he said.

The LeConte was just the fourth ferry visit to Wrangell in the past four months.

And even that was a change in plans. The LeConte was filling in for the Matanuska, which broke down last week. The LeConte returned northbound to Wrangell on Tuesday, and then the next ferry stop in town is not until March 7, when the schedule will start up for one...

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