First Ferry Delivery Now Nov. 15; Terminal Bids Rejected as Over Estimate
1962-63 Pre-Delivery News
July 13, 1962, Petersburg Press
JUNEAU (Special) – The state has rejected all bids for the construction of ferry terminal facilities at Petersburg, Wrangell, and Sitka, Robert E. Sharp, acting commissioner of the state department of highways announced today. Simultaneously, the state division of marine transportation announced that the completion date of the first ferry has been moved from the end of August to about November 15. Therefore, the first ferry will not be making an initial run over Labor Day weekend.
The bids on the Petersburg terminal facility were opened Tuesday and low bid...