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Council votes to support ferry service, SEAtrails


The M/V Taku cruising out of Wrangell Narrows and North through Frederick Sound.

The Petersburg City Council on Monday voted in favor of supporting the Alaska Marine Highway (AMHS) Bellingham run, and the replacement of current ferries.

According to the resolution, AMHS has been serving Alaska's coastal communities with vehicle, freight and passenger transportation for about 50 years.

As in the hard-link road and rail system throughout the interior of Alaska, the ferry system relies on State and Federal funding. But also similar to the roadway, it will never be self-sustaining.

The Council unanimously passed a resolution to support the Preliminary Alternative 1 of the...

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