Story last updated at 3/18/2009 - 8:55 pm
JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) released a proposal last week for a new schedule for ferry service in Southeast Alaska following the unexpected delay of the fast vehicle ferry Fairweather's return to service.
The revised AMHS schedule for Southeast Alaska consists of four proposed changes that include a Tuesday northbound sailing from Sitka to Juneau aboard the Taku; a southbound transit to Sitka on the largest AMHS ship, the Columbia; a Wednesday turnaround journey aboard the Leconte that includes a nine-hour stopover in Sitka and a Saturday roundtrip sailing aboard the Leconte, also with a nine-hour layover there.
Other proposed ferry schedule changes include cancelling the Wednesday northbound Lynn Canal sailings on the Leconte. The proposed schedule provides a Juneau to Tenakee trip on Friday with a return from Tenakee to Juneau late Saturday night. Both trips to Angoon will have a nine hour lay in Sitka.
The Friday and Tuesday roundtrip sailings between Juneau and Petersburg are slated for cancellation.