State Ferry Malaspina Will Make First Call Here Next Wednesday
Jan. 18, 1963, Petersburg Press
Alaska's first new state ferry, the MV Malaspina, will arrive in Petersburg next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock with Captain Rueben Jacobsen on the bridge and Alaska's Governer Wm. Egan heading the passenger list. According to Eldor Lee, local agent for the ferry system, the vessel will take any passengers or vehicles wishing to go north. From here the vessel goes to Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway.
Governer Egan is scheduled to represent the state in Seattle Monday and take possession of the 352-foot blue and gold vessel for the marine transportation divis...