Wrangell will go without ferry service for 18 days late fall

The Alaska Marine Highway System last week announced its fall and winter schedule, showing Wrangell without any ferry service between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

That’s a change from the draft schedule released in early July which proposed regular weekly northbound service but no southbound ferry stops in alternate weeks from Oct. 1 to mid-November.

Ferry schedules in recent years have been constricted by a dwindling fleet of operable vessels and crew shortages.

Despite a concerted push to hire more crew, the limitations continue.

Though the ferry schedule covers Oct. 1 to April 30, the Alaska Marine...


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