Alaska Marine Highway

This October photo shows the MV Kennicott at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal. The ferry's schedule has been changed due to predicted storms. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Storm delays Kennicott sailing

A winter storm will alter the schedule for the next two weeks.

 

MV LeConte docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal with the MV Tazlina in the background on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Leconte adds November and December sailings

Sailings are from Juneau to Hoonah and Gustavus.

 

Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

State accepts bids for 2 fast ferries that faced struggles

The state Department of Transportation issued a public notice of the bidding process Thursday.

The Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.
Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file                                Crew members on the Tazlina standby as the vessel docks at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on May 16.
Sailings canceled after ferry passengers test positive for COVID-19
Sailings canceled after ferry passengers test positive for COVID-19
The MV LeConte as seen at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, July 20, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Ferry work group says $24M subsidy insufficient

The task force faces a Sept. 30 deadline to complete its report.

The MV LeConte as seen at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal, July 20, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Ferry work group begins work toward dependable service

The work group’s recommendations are due by the end of September.

The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Lawmakers approve $66.7M for Alaska Marine Highway System

Legislators increased the operating budget for ferry service by around $20 million.

The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
The MV Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Roads don’t rust

“A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money.”

The MV Matanuska tied up at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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 in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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 in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Stranded: Ferry strikes leave visitors, businesses and locals high and dry
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Stranded: Ferry strikes leave visitors, businesses and locals high and dry
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Ferry work stoppages stretch to seventh day
Ferry work stoppages stretch to seventh day
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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Frank Murkowski has a vision for Southeast. It includes roads and timber
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Frank Murkowski has a vision for Southeast. It includes roads and timber
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Doom for the fast ferries: Two more go up for sale
Doom for the fast ferries: Two more go up for sale
Study for ferry system’s future moving on ‘aggressive’ timeline
Study for ferry system’s future moving on ‘aggressive’ timeline
Frank Murkowski: Here’s how to fix the Alaska Marine Highway System
Frank Murkowski: Here’s how to fix the Alaska Marine Highway System