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Role of Alaska Marine Highway System


For more than 50 years, AMHS has served a critical infrastructure need for Alaska residents, communities, industries, and public services.

• In 2014, AMHS carried 319,000 passengers, 108,000 vehicles, and nearly 4,000 container vans.

• The ferry system plays an integral role in Alaska’s visitor industry, carrying more than 100,000 non-resident passengers annually. Anchorage continues to be the top Alaska destination for visitors traveling on the ferry.

• AMHS accounted for 1,700 Alaska jobs and $104 million in Alaska wages and benefits in 2014. AMHS residents reside in 44 different...

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