By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Steep drop in ferry travelers hurts Wrangell's tourism business


September 7, 2022

Less frequent service and the loss of about 6,000 ferry travelers a year over the past decade has cut deeply into Wrangell’s visitor industry.

“People view Wrangell as hard to get to,” and the significant cuts to state ferry service perpetuate that image, said Marjy Wood, owner of Tyee Travel.

After ferry service dropped from several port calls a week 10 years ago to one a week and developed dependability issues, travelers have booked ferries less frequently, she said. “It’s hard to schedule (trips) very far in advance and feel comfortable about it.”

More than 9,000 travelers a...

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