Board to Get Update on New Alaska Class Ferry

Marine highway officials will receive an update on the new Alaska Class ferry during a meeting in Anchorage.

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by Associated Press

KETCHIKAN- Marine highway officials will receive an update on the new Alaska Class ferry during a meeting in Anchorage.

The state's Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet Wednesday in Anchorage.
The new ferry is a day boat that will operate mainly in Lynn Canal between Juneau, Haines and Skagway, along with other day routes in Southeast.
The original, larger Alaska Class ferry was shelved late last year when Gov. Sean Parnell order smaller, cheaper ferries.
During the meeting, the citizen board is expected to discuss timelines and other milestones for the new day boats.
Also on the agenda is replacing the troubled state ferry Tustumena, which returned to service last month after 11 months in drydock.

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