MV Matanuska Repower Project
At the end of October the M/V Matanuska departed Alaska to Vigor Marine in Portland Oregon to begin a Capital Improvement Project. The project will include; installation of a new propulsion system comprised of two EMD V-16 engines, new reduction gears, shafts and a new controllable pitch propeller system. The project contains various electrical upgrades including an updated main electrical switchboard, alarm and monitoring system, as well as lighting. Lifesaving equipment upgrades will also be completed during the project. The upgraded and repowered M/V Matanuska is scheduled to rejoin the AMHS fleet in the fall of 2018.
Winter 50% Driver Discount
The winter schedule is now available for booking so take advantage of our 50% Driver Discount for a winter getaway or to visit friends and family for the holiday season. Valid for the entire winter season starting October 1st, the licensed driver of a passenger vehicle will qualify for a 50% discount when accompanying a drivable vehicle on any qualifying Alaska Marine Highway ferry trip. And don't forget that kids under the age of 6 ride free and kids 6-11 ride for half price. Book online or call us at 800-642-0066 to confirm your travel plans.