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By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

State ferry traffic into Wrangell down 90% from a decade ago

 

August 10, 2022



More than 6,700 passengers a year boarded a state ferry in Wrangell 2010 through 2015, and more than 6,900 a year walked or drove off the ships during that six-year period.

In calendar 2021, those numbers were down to 690 passengers boarding a ferry and 771 getting off a ship, a drop of about 90%.

Those 2021 passenger counts are up from the pandemic-worst travel year of calendar 2020, when just 264 boarded in Wrangell and 274 arrived, but the decline in ridership has been constant since 2014, according to statistics provided by the Alaska Marine Highway System.

From 6,835 boardings in fisca...



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