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Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Dan Rudy 

Rainforest Islands Ferry service underway after months of delay


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Rainforest Islands Ferry employee Breanna Brock (right), gives direction to Joshua Davidson, GCI Technician, while backing up his company truck for the ride back to Wrangell.

On Friday a new inter-island ferry began making runs, lowering its ramp at Banana Point.

Rainforest Islands Ferry will be a three-stop service between Wrangell, Mitkof and Prince of Wales islands, running four times each week from spring through autumn. During the winter it will run on a reduced schedule. Based in Coffman Cove, the service is managed by the North End Ferry Authority (NEFA).

The ferry service makes use of a 65-foot repurposed landing craft, the Rainforest Islander, which had initially been slated for completion in late May.

"We started to deliver the boat in early July," ex...

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