Alaska Marine Highway

In this file photo, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska ferries to receive $10M in virus relief

JUNEAU — The Alaska ferry system is expected to receive an initial injection of $10 million in federal coronavirus recovery funding, officials said. The allocation… Continue reading

 

John Vercessi, left, and Dave Bell man the picket line for the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific at the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Vercessi works as a seaman on the MV LeConte and Bell is a relief boatswain. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ferry work stoppages stretch to seventh day

Striker ready to trade picket line for regular work.

 

Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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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

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

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

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