Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Hundreds rally to restore marine highway


February 13, 2020

Kyle Clayton

About 225 residents signed a "Save Our Ferries" poster during a rally Tuesday that mayor Jan Hill will take to the legislature next week. The rally, in solidarity with communities across Southeast, advocated for appropriate ferry service in the face of cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and mechanical issues that have plagued vessels and service across the region.

More than 225 Haines residents gathered at the public safety building at noon on Tuesday to rally in support of the ferry system. "A diverse group united by a profound need" were the words event organizer Vanessa Salmon used to describe the crowd...

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