Alaska Marine Highway

The Alaska Marine Highway’s ferry Matanuska will sail to Prince Rupert 4 times per month. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Prince Rupert makes the cut in draft Alaska Marine Highway System schedule

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities releases proposed AMHS schedule

 

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises near Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP, File)

WEB POLL: Do you agree with the city paying for the armed RCMP officers for the two Alaska ferry sailings?

The City of Prince Rupert is footing the bill for armed RCMP officers at Alaska ferry terminal

  • Oct 28, 2019

 

The ferry, MV Malaspina, arrives at port in Wrangell. The vessel will also be sailing into Prince Rupert’s waters for a very short period over the next two months. (Courtesy Photo | Vivian Faith Prescott)

City of Prince Rupert foots the bill for armed RCMP officers at Alaska ferry terminal, two trips scheduled

Two temporary voyages between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan added to AMHS schedule in Oct. and Nov.

 

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

  • Oct 10, 2019
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry heads up Lynn Canal toward Haines and Skagway from Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Immediate deal to reinstate AMHS in Prince Rupert not out of the question: Mayor Brain

B.C., Alaska officials fail to sign ferry deal in Juneau to reinstate service from Ketchikan

Alaska Marine Highway System’s Auke Bay Terminal. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries will no longer be running to Prince Rupert as of Oct. 1 due to a failure to secure an RCMP presence for unarmed American border personal in Prince Rupert. (Michael Penn/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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

On Oct. 1, the Alaska Marine Highway System will no longer provide service from Ketchikan to Rupert

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferries will no longer be running to Prince Rupert as of Oct. 1 due to a failure to secure an RCMP presence for unarmed American border personal in Prince Rupert. (Michael Penn/The Juneau Empire via AP)
IBU regional vice chair Robb Arnold, left, celebrates with IBU members at the Juneau ferry terminal following a tentative agreement with state officials on Friday, August 2, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Alaska ferry union reaches deal with state, bringing potential service back to Prince Rupert

Ferry workers have reached a tenative deal with the state

  • Aug 2, 2019
IBU regional vice chair Robb Arnold, left, celebrates with IBU members at the Juneau ferry terminal following a tentative agreement with state officials on Friday, August 2, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Backed by members of the Juneau Filipino community’s Ati-Atihan musical group, members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific march along Main Street in support of their continued strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System on Monday, July 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘We want to go back to work’: Ferry strike ongoing

Day 6 of the strike.

  • Jul 29, 2019
Backed by members of the Juneau Filipino community’s Ati-Atihan musical group, members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific march along Main Street in support of their continued strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System on Monday, July 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Neil Calberon, right, mans the picket line with others on the third day of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific’s strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stranded: Ferry strikes leave visitors, businesses and locals high and dry

Ferry worker strike has left visitors to the region trapped.

  • Jul 27, 2019
Neil Calberon, right, mans the picket line with others on the third day of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific’s strike against the Alaska Marine Highway System at the Auke Bay Terminal on Friday, July 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

VIDEO AND STORY: Alaska ferry workers strike continues; State says strike ‘illegal’

Ferry workers strike, and the state strikes back

  • Jul 25, 2019
Members of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific picket in front of the Auke Bay Terminal on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The union called a strike on Wednesday over failed negotiations with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This past winter, the Alaska Marine Highway service to Prince Rupert was halted due to repairs needed on the MV Malaspina, one of the original ships build in 1963. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Alaska’s marine highway receives critical funding

Prince Rupert ferry sailings south to Bellingham or north to Ketchikan to continue over the summer

This past winter, the Alaska Marine Highway service to Prince Rupert was halted due to repairs needed on the MV Malaspina, one of the original ships build in 1963. (Wikimedia Commons photo)