Petersburg Press 

500 Writers May Be Here April 28 On Ferry Inaugural


March 22, 1963, Petersburg Press

Governor William A. Egan has announced the formal inaugural voyage of the M-V Malaspina, marking the start of service over the Southeastern Alaska marine highway system, will be held April 27 to May 2. The vessel will arrive in Petersburg at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and leave 8 a.m. Monday.

More than 500 travel editors for the nation’s newspapers and magazines have been invited to participate in the week-long event which will include visits to each of the stops on the ferry route.

Governor Egan wrote the mayors and presidents of chambers of commerce in eac...

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