By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

State extends Kennicott schedule to cover for delayed Matanuska


December 9, 2021

M/V Kennicott

For the second time in the past 30 days, the state has to shift around the two other ferries serving Southeast to cover for the Matanuska, which will stay in the Ketchikan shipyard longer than expected for more steel repairs.

The loss of the Matanuska means reduced service to Petersburg for the next six weeks.

The Alaska Marine Highway System has added a couple more runs of the Kennicott through Southeast, including three stops in Petersburg in January, to replace the Matanuska's weekly service, but with the Kennicott covering the long run from Bellingham, Washington, through Southeast and...

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