By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel Writer 

Reduced ferry service leads to uptick in water taxi business


Photo courtesy of Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Scott Gile, of the Bay Co., drives a new four-wheeler ATV onto the Rainforest Islander on Feb. 8 for delivery to Banana Point on Mitkof Island for a customer in Petersburg.

WRANGELL - Ferry service resumed mid February, with the Columbia pulling in on its northbound run.

But it had been over a month with no service, and during that month privately operated water taxis have been filling even more than before, responding to an increased need for passengers and cargo looking to get to Banana Point at the southern end of Mitkof Island, or all the way into Petersburg or to Coffman Cove and the road system on Prince of Wales Island.

Not only have companies like Muddy Water Adventures and Breakaway Adventures filled the gap left by the state ferries, they've made it...

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