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IFA Cuts Round-trip Northern Route Fares


June 29, 2007

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority is reducing round-trip fares between Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Petersburg by 50% for passengers and vehicles, effective July 1, announced IFA general manager Tom Briggs, in a release issued today. Traveling round-trip for the price of a one way ticket will apply through September 17, the last day that service on the northern route is scheduled for 2007.

The IFA's M/V Stikine provides seasonal round-trip service between Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Petersburg is served through the S.Mitkof terminal, which is 25 miles by road south of town.

The special summer discount is to encourage more Alaskans to discover the fascinating communities served by the M/V Stikine and enjoy this uncrowded area of Southeast, said Briggs. The communities of Petersburg and Wrangell joined with Prince of Wales Island in 2006 to promote themselves as "Alaska's Rainforest Islands", with the slogan "where the forest meets the sea". This ongoing marketing program has had a positive impact on northern route ridership. Combine this with the new reduced rate fares and we should be close to projections for traffic and revenues, according to Briggs.

Passenger facilities aboard the 198 foot Stikine include a forward observation lounge with recliner chairs, reading room, quiet room for passengers needing privacy, restaurant, children's play area, and a solarium. Food service is contracted to mother and daughter operators Barb Sinclair and Jackie Sunde from Coffman Cove. Their galley offerings include homemade breads and soups; wrap sandwiches; sliced fruit and cream cheese, and home style deserts.


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