Smaller and local is better

The borough assembly said it was willing to discuss the issue when the Petersburg assembly suggested it’s time for the two communities to consider helping pay for restoring the Inter-Island Ferry Authority for runs between the towns. But there is a better option.

It’s smaller than the 190-passenger ferries, it’s more affordable, and it’s local. Wrangell charter boat operators who already provide on-call runs to move people and goods between the two neighboring communities have said they could provide the service at a much lower cost than the ferry authority.

The ferry authority tried running b...


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