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My Turn: Wake up to the dangers posed by non-native species in Alaska's waters

...year around on ships to bring Alaskan residents the goods we need and to carry our products to market. Often, these ships travel to Alaska empty to pick up cargo, and must instead take on ballast water in lieu of cargo for navigational stability...

...were considering federal charges of transferring stolen money through international waters. The 2,670-passenger ship travels between Vancouver and Whittier through the Inside Passage. Lines back to normal at Seattle airport SEATTLE - One day...
Tourist business grew late in season

...good price," said Barbara Finlayson. "We knew it was going to be rainy, but we wanted to come to Alaska." Cruise ship travel was slow in Juneau at the beginning of the season, but it picked up in the second half of the summer, said Lorene...
Cruise execs optimistic about 2002

...International over No. 3 P&O Princess PLC nearly upstaged discussion on the impact of the terrorist attacks on cruise ship travel. U.S. and European regulators are reviewing a $5.4 billion takeover bid by Carnival for Princess and a $3...
Alaska's ferries offer essential state service

...narrows through Bella Bella. Down in the engine room, Chief Engineer Glen Scott had just come off standby. When the ship travels through the narrows or when at the docks, he and his crew stand ready to take over the ship in case something goes...
City should do more to entice tourism

...circumstances. Why is this happening? One can blame the economy; however, if the economy was the reason, why is cruise ship travel increasing elsewhere in the United States and worldwide? One indisputable reason is that we have made Alaska more expensive...
Ferry tourism business up

...last year, but only by about 3 percent. That is not a large increase compared to recent years. Since 1989, cruise ship travel has increased by an average of 11 percent a year. The Division of Tourism attributed the increase in highway and ferry...
Fast ferry makes demo run

A demonstration run of a fast ferry between Juneau and Sitka on Thursday showed the vessel could make the trip in the advertised four hours each way and navigate Sergius Narrows with minimal discomfort for passengers.
Photo: Cruise-ship season ends

...better than expected after gloomy news from the national economy. Projections in December and January indicated cruise-ship travel in Juneau would be down by about 30 percent. Palmer said the industry heavily discounted cruises to Alaska and it's...
Some visit Juneau year-round

...cons of cruise ships and their passengers. Many communities have realized some positive improvements due to cruise ship travel, yet found there are many negative aspects to that industry. Jobs, money and entrepreneurship drive our encouragement...


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