Gary Elliott of Connecticut talks about his frustration on the third day of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific’s strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 26, 2019. After spending six weeks traveling throughout Alaska and having a wonderful time, Elliott said he can’t wait to leave the state. Elliott said it is costing him $4,500 in cancelled ferry tickets, hotel, barge and airline costs to get out of Juneau this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gary Elliott of Connecticut talks about his frustration on the third day of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific’s strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 26, 2019. After spending six weeks traveling throughout Alaska and having a wonderful time, Elliott said he can’t wait to leave the state. Elliott said it is costing him $4,500 in cancelled ferry tickets, hotel, barge and airline costs to get out of Juneau this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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