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IFA Extends Northern Service


August 31, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Inter-Island Ferry Authority announced today that 2007 seasonal service between Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg will be extended beyond the current schedule, which is effective through September 17. Additional round-trip sailings of the passenger/vehicle ferry M/V Stikine are slated for each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 21 through November 25, 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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