State extends Kennicott schedule to cover for delayed Matanuska


December 9, 2021

For the second time in the past 30 days, the state has to shift around the two other ferries serving Southeast to cover for the Matanuska, which will stay in the Ketchikan shipyard longer than expected for more steel repairs.

The loss of the Matanuska means reduced service to Wrangell for the next six weeks.

The Alaska Marine Highway System has added a couple more runs of the Kennicott through Southeast, including two stops in Wrangell in January, to replace the Matanuska’s weekly service, but the schedule will be sparse — just one northbound and one southbound stop in the first half of...

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