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Alaska Marine Highway return to Prince Rupert good for Southeast


The Alaska Department of Transportation last month reinstated state ferry service to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The relationship between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan is an important one, as they are sister cities. The ferry route brings strong economic benefits to Prince Rupert and the communities of southern Southeast Alaska. It is the fastest way to connect southern Southeast with the road system, and therefore is helpful in shipping goods.

According to the McKinley Research Group, seafood companies rely on this port connection to ship fresh seafood. During a time when freight costs...

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