Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Ben Muir 

North End Ferry Authority seeks new ferry

Hopes to sell vessel to pay creditors


September 21, 2017

Pilot File Photo

The Rainforest Islands ferry is pictured dockside. It remains on blocks in the Wrangell Shipyard, where it has been since service was discontinued at the end of last summer.

The North End Ferry Authority in Prince of Wales, dogged by years of what executives call mismanagement and ill-advised spending, has restarted plans for another try at a ferry that connects Coffman Cove, Petersburg and Wrangell.

The most recent ferry was called the Rainforest Islander. The Authority's inception was in 2012, and it closed indefinitely in May of last year. Before 2012 there was the Inter-Island Ferry Authority's MV Stikine with the same route.

Now, Don Nicholson, a North End Ferry Authority (NEFA) board member, said there are plans for a third try at a ferry that connects...

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