Petersburg Pilot -

By Ron Loesch
Petersburg Press 

The 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Marine Highway System


In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Marine Highway System, we present these pages with news reports from the archives of the Petersburg Press in 1962 and 1963. The historic timeline information was provided by the AMHS.

The arrival of MV Malaspina in 1963 was big news for the city, the region and the State of Alaska. The new transportation service connected Southeast communities as they had never been before, and it changed the way passengers and freight were transported to and from the towns that made up Southeast Alaska.

We congratulate the employees of the AMHS and more...

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