KETCHIKAN - State transportation officials are studying eight sites in Ketchikan as possible locations for a new ferry terminal that could shorten the sailing time between Ketchikan and Annette Island.
The sites are between Thomas Basin and Mountain Point.
The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Department of Transportation already has a site for a new terminal on Annette Island.
The new location will slice nearly 45 minutes off the 90-minute run for the state ferry Lituya between Metlakatla and the main terminal in Ketchikan.
Transportation officials will collect public comment this week on terminal site options on the Ketchikan side.