State ferry Tazlina put into temporary service

The Alaska Marine Highway System has activated the dormant state ferry Tazlina for more than 30 sailings from Juneau to northern Southeast communities in February and March, filling in service gaps to Haines, Skagway, Hoonah, Angoon and Gustavus.

Given the shortage of regular ferry service across Southeast, there had been strong public pressure on the state to activate the Tazlina, a $60 million ship built in 2019 but largely unused to save money.

Bringing the 300-passenger Tazlina into service required putting together a crew for the temporary assignment and restoring Coast Guard certificates...


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