The inauguration of the ferry Malaspina on Jan. 21, 1963.
Hard to believe now that we ever thought those steep passenger ramps were a good idea. That's Mt. Roberts in the background so the ship must have been at the Coast Guard dock area. I'd love to have the red car in the photo!
Too bad that car obscures the view of the truck behind it. They made good vehicles back then. The Malaspina is a testimonial to that fact.
There was a time that the ferry terminals were downtown and then moved to Auke Bay. Not sure when or year that was.
Fairweather is going to be docked and probably won't come back online.......I can hear the $$$ flushing down the toilet.
The dollars were flushed a long time ago. They went down the toilet when the Mv Tony and the Mv Knowles were designed and contracted for by the Knowles administration.
They had lots of evidence that they were not appropriate for the area and that they would use fuel at an astronomical rate and bought them anyway.
For some reason the idiots over at SEACC will continue to blindly support them no matter how big the fuel bill or how often they cannot make a scheduled trip because of high winds and wave conditions.
"This is the earliest we've been late".
The CBJ owned the downtown JNU ferry terminal. ( it doesn't exist anymore ). The AMHS had to pay docking fees to the CBJ in order to use the downtown ferry terminal.
AMHS ferries quit using the downtown terminal in 1984? 1985? They switched to Auke bay,full-time, except for rare occasions like "Tustumena" or Tracy Arm trips.
Yeah......Slick Tony and his SEACC whiz kids really pulled one over on Alaskans with those fast ferries.
Burning 800 Gallons of fuel an hour they 're really good for the environment,too.
The Fairweather will become a docked restaurant, probably make more $$ that way!
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