Ferry system pushes to get schedule out early

Alaska’s Marine Highway System is trying to get its fall-winter-spring schedule out early. The draft operating plan shows four of Alaska’s 11 ferries will be laid up for most of the winter: 3 for repairs and one to save money. The schedule has about as many sailings as were planned for the previous off-season. It should be ready for booking by July 1st.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau