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Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...Kirsty Gladwell of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Ferry Travel Gateway. The travel agency has been monitoring Alaska's...want to lose your clients' trust," Gladwell said. Ferry Travel Gateway books hundreds of thousands of dollars worth...
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"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove

...ride on the Rainforest Islands Ferry, which can accommodate both passengers and vehicles. The Rainforest Islands Ferry travels between Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg with shuttle service in each port. For reservations or more information...
AMHS: No budget, no ferry travel

Unless the Alaska Senate and House reach a compromise by July 1, forgoing a state government shutdown, Alaska Marine Highway passengers won't be going anywhere after that date, reservation or not.
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Empire Editorial: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...5 million to AMHS through unused fuel trigger funds, a program that subsidizes fuel costs, to minimize changes to ferry travel this summer.A few months ago, the situation appeared much bleaker than it does now. Though AMHS wasn't unscathed...
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...
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...


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