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Gustavus Ferry Terminal Damaged in Storm
The ferry terminal at Gustavus suffered minor damage to its vehicle transfer ramp after a weekend winter storm.
JUNEAU, Alaska- The ferry terminal at Gustavus suffered minor damage to its vehicle transfer ramp after a weekend winter storm.
State transportation department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow attributed the damage to a severe storm with higher-than-usual tide and sustained winds. He says the early estimate on damage is about $20,000.
He says ferry service was not affected.
Woodrow says the design of the dock took into account historical weather data but last Saturday's storm exceeded those numbers. The dock had been completed in 2010.
A National Weather Service meteorologist says winds at Bartlett Cove, just west of Gustavus, experienced wind gusts of about 49 mph. Cape Spencer, about 50 miles southwest of Gustavus, had 104 mph gusts.