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Poor, frightening choice for ferry design

...having freezing spray hitting the solarium as the ship shuddered and shock through heavy seas.Having an open deck in North Lynn Canal with a ship "in extremis" and rolling in heavy wind and seas due to loss of power is frightening. Alaska is called...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-03-03/poor-frightening-choice-ferry-design
Letters
JSD supports AMHS high-speed internet

...committees met to hear a presentation from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on the proposed North Lynn Canal Ferry conceptual design. Egan had heard from constituents that onboard Internet access is on their wish list, said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-06/jsd-supports-amhs-high-speed-internet
Local
Cascade Point proposal faces many hurdles

...advantages would be to run quicker service from Juneau to Haines or Skagway, and mainline ferries would not have to serve north Lynn Canal but instead return south from Juneau. Communities south of Juneau could get up to 30 percent more service, Taylor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062305/sta_20050623007.shtml
News
Ferry repairs almost done?

...Malaspina will go back to its North Lynn Canal run, said Capt. George Capacci...filled in for the Malaspina in North Lynn Canal, it has been replacing the Columbia...and the Malaspina comes back to North Lynn Canal, and everybody is happy then...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071201/Loc_RepairsFerry.shtml
Local
Haines: Game Board to look at bear baiting

...department is concerned about the brown bear population in North Lynn Canal, which is estimated at 400. "This is an area where...Game to limit the number of nonresident bear hunts in North Lynn Canal The area, which is mostly state land, experienced...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100602/sta_haines.shtml
News
Better ferries or new roads?

...There will be five-day-a-week fast-ferry service and five-day-a-week mainliner service operating in north Lynn Canal with a minimum of seven-day-a-week service. I believe the reason is they do not want any new roads built that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112503/let_ferriesorroads.shtml
Opinion
Act now to boost the state's economy

...ports. The only place with the traffic to make a high-speed vessel feasible, if at all, is between Juneau and north Lynn Canal. It'll be even more feasible if roads are extended to shorten the ferry run. Those are two examples of how the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120901/opE_williams.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...expenses of this plan, the Marine Highway System will rely on what it has always relied on - the tourist dollar. North Lynn Canal is currently the only segment of the system that pays for itself. That fact is about to change. How convenient they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020700/Ope_tolkltr.shtml
PSP levels high in Southeast Dungeness crabs

...levels above the legal limit of 70 micrograms per 100 grams, the release states.Processors obtaining crab from North Lynn Canal, including Chilkat inlet, Chilkoot Inlet and Lutak Inlet, must eviscerate them, according to a directive from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-28/psp-levels-high-southeast-dungeness-cra
Local
Ferry dreams

...expenses of this plan, the Marine Highway System will rely on what it has always relied on - the tourist dollar. North Lynn Canal is currently the only segment of the system that pays for itself. That fact is about to change. How convenient they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020700/Ope_tolkltr.html
Opinion

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