Rainforest Islands Ferry service underway after months of delay
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...