The Alaska Marine Highway ferry heads up Lynn Canal toward Haines and Skagway from Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry heads up Lynn Canal toward Haines and Skagway from Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

LETTER: Alaska Marine Highway throws wrench in ‘once in a life time journey’

With the closure of service from Prince Rupert to Alaksa, tourism dollars will be affected

Editor:

We were saddened to hear of the upcoming closure of the Alaska Ferry Service from Skagway to Prince Rupert due to lack of border security services.

We are currently planning our ‘once in a life time journey’ to Canada/Alaska from Australia next year, and one of our highlights was to take the ferry from Skagway to Prince Rupert through this beautiful part of the world.

READ MORE: Failure to secure armed RCMP presence at Prince Rupert’s terminal leads to end of Alaska ferry service

I have travelled across this amazing place before and we are so disappointed this ferry route may cease. We have been looking into other ferry lines but unfortunately there is no other ferry service to Prince Rupert from Alaska.

We are so hoping this matter will be resolved within the near future as we feel this closure will greatly affect the tourism dollar, the through traffic to discover the interior of Canada and all people concerned in the tourist industry.

We have sent a letter to the Prince Rupert Mayor, Lee Brain and to your local chamber of commerce expressing our concerns with this closure.

Hoping to hear from you.

Ray and Mandy Marrow

READ MORE: This is not the end of Alaska ferry in Prince Rupert: Cullen and Brain

READ MORE: Prince Rupert not alone in fight to save ferry to Ketchikan: Alaskan Rep. Ortiz

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