Alaska becomes the 49th state and M/V Chilkat becomes the first state owned ferry
The Alaska Marine highway System is founded, providing many roadless communities with a way to “driove” from one town to the next.
M/V Matanuska, M/V Malaspina and M/V Taku are built
Service expands to Prince Rupert, British Columbia
M/V Tustumena is built.
March 27: Earthquake!
Ports in Valdez and Cordova are damaged
Service extended to Seattle, Washington. linking the system to the Lower 48
M/V Columbia, the largest vessel in the fleet is built
Service to the...