Alaska ferry service returns to Prince Rupert this week


Alaska state ferry service between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, resumed on Monday afternoon. The last state ferry voyage to the Canadian port city was in late fall 2019.

The Matanuska made a quick round trip Monday and is scheduled for another voyage on Friday.

“(The) Matanuska made a test sailing to Prince Rupert about a week ago and all went to plan,” state Transportation Department spokesperson Sam Dapcevich wrote in a Friday email.

This summer’s service is limited, with two round trips scheduled the third week of July, two in the third week of August, and one in...

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