Posts tagged: Alaska Marine Highway System

Save Our Ferries!

By , February 12, 2020

You may have heard that one of our regional highways here in Alaska has been completely shut down.

I’m talking about the Alaska Marine Highway, the state ferry system that has connected the island and landlocked communities of Southeast Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska for almost 60 years. If you live outside of Alaska, you might know them as a great way to visit Alaska, and many people see it as primarily a tourist vehicle in the summer.

But it’s more than that. For those of us who live in the region it is, quite literally, a lifeline.

Haines Ferry Rally

The Ferry Rally in Haines February 11, 2020 (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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Alaska Ferries New and Old

By , April 30, 2019

Yesterday, we saw the brand new Alaska Marine Highway ferry, Taslina, come up Lynn Canal.

The Taslina is a new, “Alaska Class” ferry, which will apparently join the ferry schedule on May 1st. Apparently, they took it on a preschedule shakedown cruise to the upper Lynn Canal.

MV Taslina

The Taslina, on its inaugural(?) run up Lynn Canal (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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