ANCHORAGE — The Mat-Su Borough’s once-prized ferry boat was finished months ago but it remains docked hundreds of miles away near Ketchikan. Now the Borough Assembly is actively debating what to do with the unique and expensive ship.
Give it away? Sell or lease it? Maybe, some borough leaders say, the vessel could still be put to work as a commuter ferry, if the thorny problem of no place to land on either side of Knik Arm could be resolved. And while that’s being worked out, some want to explore whether the boat could be beached for cheap on Mat-Su port land.