Now that it’s September, the busy season on the Alaska Marine Highway is drawing to a close. Car-decks packed with RVs and solariums filled with tents will soon give way to the much quieter voyages of the off-season. KTOO’S John Ryan rode the Matanuska up the Inside Passage to start work at the station last winter. And he filed this reporter’s notebook on what it’s like to make a 1,000-mile commute in the off-season, up the Inside Passage.
John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau