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Marine Highway: In that bad a shape?

Old Feb 28, 20, 9:39 am
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Marine Highway: In that bad a shape?

Was just reading this

In fact, just one of the Alaska Marine Highway Systemís 12 vessels, the smallest, is still operating. ďAll others are offline either for lack of operating funds or because of mechanical problems,Ē the Anchorage newspaper reported Thursday.
Just one boat operating?
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Old Feb 28, 20, 8:13 pm
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The Washington Post story a few days back gives a good summary of how this came about: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...18a_story.html
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Old Feb 29, 20, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Just one boat operating?
Latest - https://www.adn.com/politics/2020/02...theast-alaska/

Some of the short-haul boats will return to service next week (or so) and the spring/summer schedule is set to be available on Monday.

Base your state's economy and tax base on oil royalties and this is what happens when the oil starts to run out. Welcome to Kuwait North.
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Old Feb 29, 20, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Gardyloo View Post
When I initially read the first paragraph

With all of its mainline ferries broken down, undergoing renovations or laid up for lack of operating funds, the Alaska Marine Highway System will pay a Southeast Alaska tourism firm $22,150 for a series of private ferry sailings this month.
I thought I read "... will pay a Southeast Asian....." For a few moments I thought Alaska was going to go to low-cost route and hire a Indonesian or Filipino ferry company to run the services.
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