Alaska Marine Highway Service to Prince Rupert Temporarily Restored

John Crawford

The mayor of Prince Rupert is calling it "Great News".

In a post on Facebook, Lee Brain said that after much effort from all parties involved,  the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry service to and from Prince Rupert has been temporarily restored.

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The service was scheduled to end on October 1st, over a new US requirement that an armed police presence be provided for American personnel working in Prince Rupert.

The state has also been facing budgetary pressures, and  jurisdictional issues have hindered plans to upgrade the ferry dock at Prince Rupert.

The Alaska Marine Highway Service website says the MV Malaspina will make two round trip between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan — one later this month (Oct 29) and one during the last week of November.

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