September 13, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 37

Mat-Su puts fast ferry up for sale

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Mat-Su Borough's fast ferry is going up for sale.

The $80 million ferry was supposed to transport commuters from Anchorage to the Valley, but that never happened. In fact, the Anchorage Daily News says the ferry has never docked at the borough or sailed in Cook Inlet. And, Anchorage and the borough do not have the special docks needed for a ferry that could carry vehicles.

In the meantime, the borough has been responsible for the cost of maintaining the ferry at $88,000 a month.

Borough planner Emerson Krueger is working with an Australian ship broker to sell the ferry now docked in Ketchikan. Price is not being discussed yet.

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