A Boeing jetfoil blasts through the Gastineau Channel in August 1982. The jetfoil, brought to Southeast Alaska as a fast ferry demonstration project, sailed Southeast waters for tests, but no ships were ordered. The steel structure at the top of the photo was the center section for the old Douglas Bridge, in storage next to Thane Road after the new bridge was built.
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