|The AMHS Terminal at Fairview Bay will continue to see|
sailings through the winter, with Prince Rupert-Ketchikan remaining
on the schedule with one sailing a month to April 2023
There seems to have been a change in thinking for Alaska Marine Highway System officials when it comes to the Prince Rupert to Ketchikan run, with the just released Winter Schedule keeping the transit between communities on the water, with a limited number of sailings until the Spring.
As the schedule making was going through its Draft stage, the current of the discussion at the time had suggested that the run between the North Coast and Southeast Alaska would be a seasonal one, ending in the fall.
However, the good news for travellers between the British Columbia and Alaska Terminals came out of some revisions to the draft, that coming after feedback from those who travel aboard the Marine Highway service.
“We heard from our communities, and we’re listening. We adjusted the Winter schedule based on the feedback received and will keep on working with Alaska’s coastal communities to minimize service disruptions.” -- DOT&PF Commissioner Ryan Anderson.
For the most part, the Schedule from October to March offers one sailing per month, with April featuring two sailings on the 13th and 20th.
The transits will take place by way of two vessels, the first the MV Kennicott in the early months, with the Matanuska taking over the route in February through to April.
|The Prince Rupert to Ketchikan Sailing schedule for the|
Winter Season of 2022-23 from AMHS
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