Friday Dec 6
Ferry LeConte ready to sail
State transportation officials say the Juneau-based ship will leave Friday morning, Dec. 6, for Haines and Skagway.
Juneau clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail
A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says the agency has sent a couple clerks from Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway post office.
LeConte's return delayed 'til Thursday
The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. The ship is in drydock to repair a broken bow thruster.
Anchorage Daily News
Ferry Taku to fill in for sidelined LeConte
According to transportation department spokesman Jeremy Woodrow, the LeConte is tentatively scheduled to resume sailing Tuesday, traveling from Juneau to Gustavus and Hoonah and then back to Juneau again.
Replacing Tustumena a priority for marine board
Chairman Bob Venables, of Sitka, said at a recent board meeting that the Tustumena is important to the transportation infrastructure of Western Alaska.
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Budget cuts to impact ferry service; new vessels on track
Construction of the Alaska Class ferry designed for day trips in the Lynn Canal is set to begin in mid-2014.
Iqaluit author shares Arctic raven stories in print
Kerry McCluskey chats with a book-buyer at the launch of Tulugaq: An Oral History of Ravens, her collection of brief legends, fables and anecdotes about Arctic ravens, at Iqaluit's Nunavut Sunakkutaangit Museum on Nov. 23. Fifteen years of work chronicling myths, tales and legends about the North's most notorious trickster came to a happy end for ... (more)
Three area women recognized for contributions to Girl Scouts
Cookie sales and campouts don't just happen. In the world of Girl Scouting, it takes committed adult leaders willing to spend hours organizing, planning, studying, preparing, doing whatever it takes to build "girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place," as the Girl Scout mission states.
Deal watch: Save on Alaska, Columbia River cruises
Small ship line Un-Cruise Adventures has kicked off a new promotion that brings up to $700 per couple in savings.
Board to Get Update on New Alaska Class Ferry
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.