Service Delays on Ferry Hurt Kodiak Businesses

Businesses in the city of Kodiak say they are hurting because of the state's ongoing delays in returning the area's main ferry to service.

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by Associated Press

KODIAK- Businesses in the city of Kodiak say they are hurting because of the state's ongoing delays in returning the area's main ferry to service.
The ongoing delays on the Tustumena's return is forcing travelers to cancel lodging and look for alternative ways to get to the island.
The delays are affecting hotels restaurants and stores that rely on the ferry for transportation and products.
Discover Kodiak, the convention and visitors bureau for Kodiak Island, says one Kodiak hotel has reported a 27% drop in business. Discover Kodiak's interim director Ginny Austerman says the drop in business is attributed to the ferry.
The ferry Kennicott has occasionally filled in. But locals say they need better ferry service.