By Sam Stockbridge
Ketchikan Daily News 

It'll be hard for state to resume ferry service to Prince Rupert


February 14, 2024

Numerous challenges are stopping the resumption of Alaska Marine Highway service to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, the ferry system’s director said at a conference of Southeast officials last week.

During a Southeast Conference transportation symposium in Juneau on Feb. 8, Ketchikan Vice Mayor Glen Thompson asked for an update about service to the Canadian port, which was a regular stop for Alaska ferries for decades until 2019, with only a brief return to service in 2022.

Craig Tornga, the ferry system’s marine director, listed the challenges to resuming service to the convenient port, whic...

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