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Rainforest Islander undergoes another round of repairs


Mechanical and electrical problems plagued the Rainforest Islander ferry on its way to Ketchikan from the boat yard in Bellingham, Wash.

“We had mechanical and electrical problems at the start of the boat’s delivery trip from Anacortes, Washington to Ketchikan,” said North End Ferry Authority Manager Kent Miller.

Miller said the vessel was docked in Nanaimo, BC for emergency repairs before heading back to the boatyard in Bellingham where it arrived Sunday.

“We’re going to have those (emergency) repairs further checked out, and then we’ve got to bring it back north again,” sai...

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