Hubbard could be in shipyard by November to add crew quarters

Design plans have been finalized to add crew quarters to the state ferry Hubbard, which hasn’t been in service since it was built a few years ago because its intended routes would go beyond limits for employee working hours.

The Alaska Marine Highway System is getting ready to seek bids for the project.

“We’re hoping to be in a shipyard somewhere ... by the first of November. That’s our goal,” John Falvey, general manager of the marine highway, said Aug. 23. “We don’t know where. Could be here (the Ketchikan shipyard), could be the Lower 48.”

The work is being funded with Federal Highway Admin...


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