MV Tustumena

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

 

Tustumena replacement report available for review

JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska Marine Highway System has announced that the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Design Study Report is… Continue reading

Fest fills Seldovia with music

Fest fills Seldovia with music

A colorful collection of local and international talent is flooding into Seldovia for the 14th annual Seldovia Arts Council’s Summer Solstice Music Festival, filling the… Continue reading

Fest fills Seldovia with music

Seldovia Summer Solstice Music festival is June 19-22

The 14th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is held June 19-22 in Seldovia. The four-day event starts with a musical jam on the M/V… Continue reading

Tustumena ferry meetings set

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will present the Tustumena Replacement Vessel Reconnaissance Report to the communities of Kodiak Island, Southcentral and… Continue reading

The M/V Tustumena comes into Homer after spending the day in Seldovia in this 2010 file photo. After almost a year of undergoing repairs, the much loved ferry returned to service this week.-Homer News file photo

Finally, Tustumena returns to service

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer After a much longer-than-expected absence, the M/V Tustumena was back on its route Sunday, providing service through the fall and… Continue reading

The M/V Tustumena comes into Homer after spending the day in Seldovia in this 2010 file photo. After almost a year of undergoing repairs, the much loved ferry returned to service this week.-Homer News file photo
Phil Morris, left, and Pat Merrill, right, of Alaska Ferry Adventures & Tours stand by Morris’ truck advertising the tour company’s website.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

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

Phil Morris, left, and Pat Merrill, right, of Alaska Ferry Adventures & Tours stand by Morris’ truck advertising the tour company’s website.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Ferry system wants to serve state well

Ferry system wants to serve state well

This summer has been a challenge for many Alaskans who rely on a particular link in the Alaska Marine Highway System. The M/V Tustumena has… Continue reading

Ferry system wants to serve state well

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

Assembly seeks solution for coastal transportation

When it comes to the M/V Tustumena’s long-overdue return to service, absence is not only making hearts of Seldovia residents grow fonder, it also has… Continue reading

Seldovia Bay ferry extends its season indefinitely

The Seldovia Bay Ferry has announced an indefinite extension of its fourth season providing round trips between Seldovia and Homer twice a day on Mondays,… 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

Tustumena service delays hurt Kodiak businesses

KODIAK, Alaska — Locals in the city of Kodiak say the state’s ongoing delays in returning the area’s main ferry to service is hurting businesses.… Continue reading

A Fourth of July parade float makes clear Seldovia’s strong connection to the M/V Tustumena.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Seldovia feels impact of Tustumena’s lengthy repairs

Sharon Bond’s son, 14-year-old Trevor, has a close connection to the vessels of the Alaska Marine Highway System. Especially the M/V Tustumena, the ship that… Continue reading

A Fourth of July parade float makes clear Seldovia’s strong connection to the M/V Tustumena.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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

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