Minimum bid to buy Alaska ferry Taku drops amid low interest


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska ferry Taku did not receive any bids during the state Marine Highway System’s most recent attempt at selling it.

The minimum bid on the ship will now drop, CoastAlaska News reported Monday. A previous attempt at selling the ship priced it at $1.5 million, while the latest attempt had a minimum bid of $700,000.

The Taku will be out for bidding one more time at a price that’s yet to be determined, Highway system General Manager John Falvey said

If no one buys it, the ferry could be sold for scrap, he said.

“We’ve had quite a bit of interest,” he...

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