State 'hopeful' ferry service will return to Rupert on May 1


February 9, 2022

An Alaska state ferry hasn’t stopped in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, since fall 2019, but officials “remain hopeful” they can add back the Canadian port to Southeast Alaska runs on May 1.

“The Alaska Marine Highway System continues to work closely with both U.S. and Canadian customs regarding a return to service in Prince Rupert,” Sam Dapcevich, state Transportation Department spokesman, said in a Feb. 1 email.

The department and ferry system management “have multiple tasks to complete before we will be approved to re-commence service,” the marine highway has posted to its...

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