Alaska Marine Highway

The M/V Tustumena returns to Homer on Aug. 1, 2010, after spending the day in Seldovia, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

M/V Tustumena return to service delayed

The M/V Tustumena will not return to service this month as scheduled. In a press release on April 4, the Alaska Department of Transportation and… Continue reading

 

State seeks public review of summer ferry schedule

The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, schedule for the summer 2016 season, which runs May through September, is now available for public review… Continue reading

 

State releases winter ferry schedule, announces fee changes in reservation policy

The Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, recently announced the release of its 2015-16 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by… Continue reading

 

Ferry system launches new website

The Alaska Marine Highway System launched its newly rebuilt website Tuesday. The new website, a product of the AMHS marketing department, is “streamlined” and “more… Continue reading

Legislators restore some funding to Alaska Marine Highway System

JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway System was thrown a life preserver April 18 when a committee restored $1.75 million in spending. The conference committee,… Continue reading

Most ferry rates going up

The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan.… Continue reading

Most ferry rates going up

The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan.… Continue reading

Most ferry rates going up

The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan.… Continue reading

AMHS releases schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System has released its 2015 summer schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com. Release of the 2015 summer schedule… Continue reading

AMHS seeks public review of summer 2015 schedule

JUNEAU — The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for the summer 2015 season has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These… Continue reading

Skagway dock floats again

The sunken ferry dock in Skagway has its head back above water. Western Marine Construction Inc., a Juneau-based company, was contracted over the weekend to… Continue reading

Alaska Ferry Adventures closes

Signs have been taken down, furniture moved out and the doors shut on Alaska Ferry Adventures and Tours. As of Oct. 31, the 27-year-old business… Continue reading

State being short-sighted

It saddens me that Alaska Ferry Adventures has to shutter its doors and release its staff due to the recent budget actions of the Alaska… Continue reading

State change may force busy Homer tour booking office to close doors

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A longtime Homer tour and ferry booking agency could close at the end of the month, costing eight full-time jobs,… Continue reading

State begins ferry replacement process

KODIAK — The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost… Continue reading

Tustumena repairs fail inspection; ferry’s return delayed once again

Make that one more delay for the M/V Tustumena, the 49-year-old, 296-foot vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System that provides service between Homer, Seldovia… Continue reading

Tustumema’s return delayed again

The return to service of the Alaska State Ferry M/V Tustumena has been delayed again. The Alaska Marine Highway System announced last week that the… Continue reading

Tustumena June sailings canceled

June sailings for the M/V Tustumena have been cancelled, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced last week. The Tustumena will not return to service until… Continue reading

Marine highway turns 50

By RUSSELL STIGALL Morris news Service - Alaska Just a few years after the half-century mark of the state it serves, Alaska’s Marine Highway System… Continue reading