New Metlakatla Dock Expected to Shave Ferry Costs

A new $10 million ferry dock in Metlakatla is expected to save money for the state ferry system and commute time for residents traveling to Ketchikan for work or school.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- A new $10 million ferry dock in Metlakatla is expected to save money for the state ferry system and commute time for residents traveling to Ketchikan for work or school.

The dock built with federal and state money will cut 45 minutes of ferry travel time, reducing fuel costs and crew overtime..
The Alaska Marine Highway System's smallest vessel, the Lituya, runs the route to the Annette Island community.
Metlakatla residents drove about 15 minutes to catch the ferry at the old dock.
Starting Saturday, the ferry will leave Metlakatla at 9:15 a.m. and reach Ketchikan at 10 a.m. every Thursday through Monday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for later this month.