August 15, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 32

Comments on ferry plan due Aug. 30

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.

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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.

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