Tustumena Now Out of Service till July 23

All sailings for the state ferry Tustumena have been canceled until July 23.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- All sailings for the state ferry Tustumena have been canceled until July 23.
   
The Alaska Marine Highway System says in a release that the ferry continues to be in drydock to deal with unexpected repairs. It began undergoing work on Nov. 1 and was to have been back in service April 17.
   
That was delayed until May 29, but officials say the ferry will be at the Seward Ship's Drydock almost two months longer to work on problems like steel work.
   
Originally scheduled back July 6, that's now been pushed to July 23 with a sailing from Seldovia.
   
Officials say the high volume of summer traffic prevents them from sending any other state ferries to pick up the Tustumena's schedule.

 

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