New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard
October 18, 2018
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP)– The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion.
The 280-foot (85-meter) ferry Hubbard was lowered into the water for the first time at the Ketchikan Shipyard last week and checked for possible leaks, the Ketchikan Daily News reported Saturday.
The vessel is being built by Vigor Alaska, which also constructed its sister ship Tazlina. The ferry Tazlina launched in May and was christened in August.
The remainder of work on the Hubbard consists of interior outfitting and finishing. That includes installing light fixtures, sinks, to...