The Alaska Marine Highway has been the lifeline between Coastal Communities around the State of Alaska for decades now. Transporting school kids to tournaments, travelers to distant and hard to reach places, moving cars and equipment in the lower decks while people are upstairs taking in the views and snacking on some of the best fish and chips around.
I can't imagine Alaska without our Ferries, they're one of the best ways to travel Alaska. Easy and relaxing, I can't tell you how many connections and great conversations I've had while riding the Ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, and Skagway, or most recently from Kodiak to Unalaska! I still have it on my bucket list to take the Ferry from Kodiak to Homer! There is so much to see, so much to eat aboard, and so many more conversations to have!
Growing up, my mom worked for the Alaska Marine Highway, and my grandfather captained them! So when we had the chance, we were hanging out with Smokey the Bear onboard with our Alaska Marine Highway playing cards in our socks. Such great memories and memories I can't wait to have again with my own kids.
Alaska is the best community, we always come together when it comes to the important things. I'm always boasting about our strength as one. Alaska is a special place, and I love that we take care of each other in so many ways. So let's take care of our Ferries, and show our leaders that we still care and need them as much as ever!
The current administration is proposing nearly 100 million dollars in budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway. Eliminating long routes like Kodiak to Unalaska, and Ketchikan to Bellingham. Currently, there are no routes scheduled past October 2019. Let’s please stand up and together on this!
Please show up for Alaska THIS TUESDAY!!
The House Transportation Committee will take public testimony on the AMHS this UPCOMING Tuesday, March 12th, from 1:30pm – 3pm, and then again from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
To testify, please go to your local LIO either between 1:30 and 3pm or between 5:30-7pm on Tuesday March 12th.
Anchorage 1500 W Benson Blvd
Cordova 418 First St., Suite A
Dillingham Kangiiqutaq Building
Homer 270 West Pioneer Ave. Suite B
Juneau Alaska Capitol Building Room 124
Kenai 145 Main Street Loop, Suite 217
Ketchikan 1900 First Avenue, Suite 310
Kodiak 305 Center Ave. Suite 1
Petersburg 11B Gjoa Street
Seward 302 Railway Ste. 107
Sitka 201 Katlian Street
Valdez State Office Building, Room 13
Wrangell 223 Front Street
People in villages / other rural areas without an LIO should call 844-586-9085. These phone lines are limited. Please be a good neighbor to your village friends and do not call this number if you live in a town with an LIO.
See how amazing my most recent adventure on the Alaska Marine Highway was with my Aleutians Cruise Blog!