A new Alaska
Ferry Terminal in Kodiak might not wind up on Near Island after all. The city
and the state had more or less agreed on a spot at the bottom of Dog Salmon Bay
Road for the new terminal and loading dock, but at last night’s city council
work session, it was revealed that may change.
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he was … is that true? Well…”)
Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens asking the council about the potential change,
after speaking with the head of the Alaska Marine Highway System. City Manager
Linda Freed filled he and the council in:
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talked with their … it’s a very large cost.”)
location in question is the 12-hundred-foot-long breakwater that extends from
Shelikof Street and protects the seaward side of downtown’s Saint Paul Harbor.
the discussions are still in the early stages:
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they are at this … say, they’re changing sites yet.”)
replacement of the Tustumena, Stevens says it is not high on the state’s
priority list, with a few others ferries due to be replaced first.
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the Tustumena is … size is so good for us.”)
she will be providing more information to the Kodiak Ports and Harbors
Commission at its next meeting.