FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled

...heavy seas forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal, according to a press release from the Alaska Marine Highway System Tuesday.The vessel was scheduled to sail from Juneau to Sitka to Juneau.The Chenega is one of the state's...
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System released its winter 2015-2016 schedule on Wednesday, and Alaskans looking to book travel in the Last Frontier are likely to...
AMHS unveils redesigned website,

The Alaska Marine Highway System unveiled its newly redesigned site,, last week. The redesigned website is designed to provide customers with...
Columbia leaves Washington after 24-hour mechanical failure

The largest vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Columbia, is back in service after a mechanical failure.The failure, which rendered the ship unable to move after it...
M/V Columbia breaks down in Bellingham, travel delayed

The largest vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System, which runs from Bellingham, Washington, through Southeast Alaska, is out of commission for at least 24 hours, according to...
Ferry system launches a new website

The Alaska Marine Highway System launched its newly rebuilt website Tuesday.The new website, a product of the AMHS marketing department, is "streamlined...
Empire Editorial: How we'd rather see $886,000 spent

...Generally speaking, we would have rather seen that money go toward education, nonprofits, the needy, the Alaska Marine Highway System, communities with exorbitant energy costs, youth athletics programs, scholarships, deferred maintenance...
USCG shuts down ferry Aurora after leak

The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Aurora out of service after a leak was found in the ship's hull.According to a Coast Guard statement dated Saturday...
Transporation Dept.: Ferry delay 'unusual event'

...said. He said passengers on the Columbia with state rooms won't be charged for the extra days, and the Alaska Marine Highway System is helping also to provide meals.For one passenger staying in a tent on the ferry, the food vouchers aren't...
Ferry sailings take budget hit

A budget cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System means several Southeast Alaska communities likely will lose service for a month of the coming year, and all of the region's...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback