State ferry traffic into Petersburg down 90% from a decade ago

8,832 passengers and 2,515 vehicles boarded the ferry in Petersburg in 2011, and 9046 passengers and 2,434 vehicles arrived in town.

In 2021, the ridership into Petersburg was 829 passengers, a decrease of about 90 percent from a decade before. Vehicles dropped 75 percent to 595, according to statistics provided by the Alaska Marine Highway System.

And 2021's numbers are up from the pandemic-worst travel year. In 2020, just 409 passengers and 313 vehicles disembarked in Petersburg.

But ridership has been declining since 2014.

In 2014, 8,002 passengers ferried into Petersburg, then 6,989 the ne...

 

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