August 31, 2007
IFA general manager Bruce Jones said that extension of scheduled northern route service is being made possible through a $500,000 administrative and operational grant from the State of Alaska. Meeting today, the IFA board made the decision to provide additional service after reviewing performance in the second season providing ferry service between Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Petersburg. The M/V Stikine berths at the South Mitkof terminal, which is 25 miles by road south of Petersburg.
Service is being extended at
the request of Petersburg, Wrangell and Prince of Wales Island
residents, together with school groups in the region, said Jones.
The IFA's popular driver goes free program applies to those bringing
vehicles on both the Coffman Cove-Wrangell-Petersburg and Hollis-Ketchikan
routes, Jones stated.
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