of Alaska released its winter ferry schedule on Friday, and there will be some
significant changes to service to and from Kodiak because the ferry Tustumena
will be out of service for nearly six months.
meantime, as Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow in Juneau explains, the
ferry Kennicott will try to pick up the slack by making twice-weekly visits to
-- (Ferry 1 25 sec "For instance, let's look at ... come back again until
In the past
when the Kennicott filled in on the Kodiak - Homer run, service was two-weeks
on, two-weeks off.
said the reason for the Tustumena's absence will be for scheduled maintenance
in dry dock:
-- (Ferry 2 17 sec "This is a fairly major ... large overhaul like this.")
Kennicott is significantly larger than the Tustumena, service to Port Lions and
the two villages added this summer - Ouzinkie and Old Harbor - will not be possible.
-- (Ferry 3 20 sec "You know it was one of those things ... came back on
that, Woodrow says there aren't any other significant changes in the winter
-- (Ferry 4 13 sec "For the most part, especially for ... plan for from year
You can find a
link to the ferry's winter schedule here.