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Problem solved, LeConte sails for Hoonah

Gustavus must wait for another day

Posted: October 30, 2012 - 4:30pm  |  Updated: October 31, 2012 - 12:08am
Eric Williams of Hoonah and others catch up on their sleep inside the Juneau ferry terminal as they wait for repairs to be made to the MV LeConte on Tuesday morning. The LeConte did not sail Monday, Oct. 29, due to a mechanical issue.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Eric Williams of Hoonah and others catch up on their sleep inside the Juneau ferry terminal as they wait for repairs to be made to the MV LeConte on Tuesday morning. The LeConte did not sail Monday, Oct. 29, due to a mechanical issue.

Crew aboard the ferry LeConte have resolved an electrical issue keeping the passenger vessel stuck at Juneau’s Auke Bay dock.

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry set sail for Hoonah at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Originally scheduled for a route that included a stop in Gustavus, the LeConte crew can only fit in the Hoonah stop with the time remaining in the workday, Jeremy Woodrow AMHS communications officer said.

Hoonah stayed on the itinerary due to its current high traffic demands.The LeConte is scheduled to run to Haines and Skagway on Wednesday and to Angoon on Thursday.

For more information about the M/V LeConte cruising schedule visit (http://goo.gl/kl1BV). For information about the Alaska Marine Highway System visit http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/index.shtml or call the local terminal at 465-3941 or toll-free at (800) 642-0066.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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