State ferry system will return to Prince Rupert in June

After a 30-month absence due to a new federal requirement for armed customs agents and the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown of Canadian waters, the Alaska Marine Highway System is scheduled to resume limited service this summer to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The Matanuska is scheduled for two stops each month in June, July and August, and one visit in September before the ferry system switches over to its more limited fall/winter schedule, which is still being developed.

The first sailing from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert is set for June 20.

“We intend to keep it open for travelers in the years t...


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