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Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Dan Rudy 

Ferry schedule changes proposed, some boats docked


Five of Alaska Marine Highway System’s 11 ferries will be laid up at some point next year under a draft vessel deployment plan released on June 24.

The Taku will be held in layup status the whole year, while the Kennicott will be from October until entering overhaul in early January. The Fairweather and Chenega will enter federal projects in October and mid-September, respectively, and will both be laid up starting in May 2016. The Malaspina is also scheduled to enter layup status in late May of next year.

Under the draft schedule, from October to mid-February 2016, Petersburg will be ser...

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