Prince of Wales Ferry Service Interrupted


Ferry service between Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan was hit in May and early June when the ferry Prince of Wales, operated by the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA), suffered a major propulsion system failure. The breakdown came as the Authority’s other ferry, Stikine, was also in the shop for repairs but was late in returning to service because of Covid-19 induced travel difficulties for technicians and spare parts. To continue service on the 72-mile round trip route between Ketchikan and Hollis the Alaska Marine Highway System volunteered its ferry Lituya, which made several runs before Stikine could be returned to service in mid-June.

By Pacific Maritime