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Rainforest ferry service to begin this June; Will link Coffman Cove, Wrangell, S. Mitkof Island


While established Alaska ferries fight for funding, a small startup is about to launch from northern Prince of Wales Island.

The North End Ferry Authority based in Coffman Cove has created the Rainforest Islands Ferry, a three stop service that revives a canceled route of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.

Operating four days a week beginning June 14, the Rainforest Islands Ferry will travel from Coffman Cove to Wrangell and Petersburg via the South Mitkof terminal.

The ferry authority is overhauling a landing craft, to be named the Rainforest Islander, at a shipyard in La

Conner, Wash., i...

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