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Comments on ferry plan due Aug. 30


A cut-away shows the most recent draft design of the Alaska class ferry. The planned, 280-foot vessel would be more seaworthy than the LeConte and its primary route would be between Haines and Juneau.

Residents have until Aug. 30 to comment on proposed changes to the design of a new, shuttle ferry being designed to run between Haines and Juneau.

A separate shuttle vessel would operate between Skagway and Haines, with Haines serving as a “key...

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