AK cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the dock's opening date is unclear, agency officials said.

The permit was issued Tuesday for the 1,300-foot (400-meter), two-berth cruise ship dock in Ward Cove, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of Juneau, Ketchikan Daily News reported Thursday.

The permit was approved after two months of public comment and four months of review, officials said.

The permit was issued to Power Systems & Supplies, owned by Dave and Andrew Spokely of Ketchikan, and the Ward Cove Dock...


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