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New ferries to be built in Ketchikan shipyard


Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced Saturday that Ketchikan-based Vigor Alaska will construct two new day ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS).

Construction of both vessels is scheduled to begin in October, and completion is estimated to take four years. Each vessel will be a 280-foot, “roll on–roll off” type passenger ferry, capable of carrying 450 passengers and up to 60 vehicles. The ships will cost $101 million to construct.

“I’ve lived in Ketchikan all my life,” said Ketchikan shipyard worker Norm Skan. “It’s such an honor to be building the first-eve...

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