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Empire Editorial: Give us the whole road

...bumper sticker says, "Ferries go all the way." If the Alaska Department of Transportation suggests an alternative to ferry travel, it should offer a complete solution.For the past few months, the Empire has been reading and dissecting the DOT's...
Enter to win a hike on the Chilkoot Trail

...the trip will happen from Juneau on Aug. 2. The group will do return travel to Juneau on Aug. 9. The trip includes ferry travel, food, gear, train ticket, guided program and permit fees. Passport ID required.
AMHS announces 2013-14 winter sailing schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced today the release of the winter 2013-2014 schedule, covering ferry travel from October 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.In a release, AMHS stated that despite a decreased operating budget, the department...
Home Skillet Festival a destination for musicians and music lovers in Southeast

...had pre-travel butterflies about my voyage to Sitka - I was born and raised in Sitka, so having nervousness about ferry travel to my hometown is a fairly odd occurrence. Like most travelers that day, I was greeted by many familiar Juneau faces...
Reflections on a fair, thoughts on a ferry

...Ordinarily I wouldn't have, but the constant Jimmy Buffet was driving me nuts.Of course, let's not forget that the ferry travels in all kinds of heavy weather and usually isn't delayed due to some paperwork glitch or blinking light they need...
Empire editorial: Ferries at Cascade Point are a bad idea

...a reasonably priced shuttle service will emerge from the private sector to address this need, but if it doesn't, ferry travel has just been made that much more difficult. At a time when the state is supposedly trying to save money, there's...
You forgot to add the cost of the car

The letter-writer of "Build the road for cheaper costs," July 24, compares the terrible cost for ferry travel for two adults and a 19-foot vehicle to various communities in Southeast Alaska and to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and...
Economic development plan should include finance plan

...needed to cut the cost of travel in and out of those towns, especially with the soaring cost of diesel used by ferries. Ferry travel is getting more expensive under the current system. If a guy and his wife want to take their three kids and car from...
Fair on ferry fares

...Skagway would be $328 instead of $301. One additional observation ... to imply that the article is suggesting current ferry travel is reasonably priced is unsupported. In fact, the article states "Yes, it's expensive but that's the nature...
Winter Ferry Tales

...There is something refreshing about the sameness of ferry travel 20 years later - like scouting for the flamingo tree...rhythm of the days slow down with the lazy speed of ferry travel. Even the scenery is on slow. Although I'm ready...


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