Ferry

Capt. Dave Turner and Chief Mate Lucas Bevegni on the bridge of Columbia state ferry as Bevegni takes note of a whale spout more than a mile in the distance. (Meredith Jordan / Juneau Empire)

Fixing the ferry’s future: Help wanted on the Alaska Marine Highway

Part one of a two-part series about the tricky navigation facing the Alaska Marine Highway System.

 

First Lady Rose Dunleavy (left) breaks a bottle across the bow of the Hubbard ferry during a christening ceremony Monday at the Alaska Marine Highway System terminal in Juneau, as vessel relief captain Ethan Waldvogel watches. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Hubbard christened as Alaska’s newest ferry

After years of delays, vessel now making day trips to Juneau, Haines and Skagway

 

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

Opinion: How Dunleavy burned an essential state service

The way I see it, Dunleavy has two choices.

The Alaska state flag on the bow of the MV Matanuska at the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Thursday. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
A sign posted to the Alaska Marine Highway System terminal in Petersburg, noting that all sailings are canceled. (Courtesy photo | Malena Marvin)

Opinion: Stedman should follow local consensus and put ferries first

As residents of the towns near the proposed Kake Road, we firmly oppose it. The $40 million raised for this “road to nowhere” should instead… Continue reading

A sign posted to the Alaska Marine Highway System terminal in Petersburg, noting that all sailings are canceled. (Courtesy photo | Malena Marvin)
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion
Lawmakers: Ferries will struggle even with small cash infusion
Gov’s chief of staff says getting ferries back in service is a top priority
Gov’s chief of staff says getting ferries back in service is a top priority
Juneau’s legislators want to shape up the ships

Juneau’s legislators want to shape up the ships

Ferries and funding formula fill Native Issues Forum.

Juneau’s legislators want to shape up the ships
6 days and counting: Engine woes strands Anchorage-bound ferry passengers in Juneau
6 days and counting: Engine woes strands Anchorage-bound ferry passengers in Juneau
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
‘Difficult year for the AMHS’ with more struggles ahead
‘Difficult year for the AMHS’ with more struggles ahead
Opinion: What the AMHS report got wrong

Opinion: What the AMHS report got wrong

This is the wrong way to define ferry subsidies.

Opinion: What the AMHS report got wrong
Southeast lawmakers: AMHS study doesn’t take ferry’s benefits into account
Southeast lawmakers: AMHS study doesn’t take ferry’s benefits into account
Five take-aways from the AMHS restructuring report
Five take-aways from the AMHS restructuring report
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Ferry system is shameful; Floathouse owner seeks photographs; Senatorial shortcomings
Opinion: Ferry system is shameful; Floathouse owner seeks photographs; Senatorial shortcomings
Ferry cuts in Legislature budget are heavy, but could have been worse
Ferry cuts in Legislature budget are heavy, but could have been worse
Deep ferry cuts on verge of going through
Deep ferry cuts on verge of going through
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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As final budget decisions approach, ferry supporters flood Capitol steps
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As final budget decisions approach, ferry supporters flood Capitol steps
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