Changes are afoot for the M/V LeConte… again. The 235-foot ferry joined the Alaska Marine Highway System in the early 1970s, and sailed Southeast 24-7. In 2004, the vessel hit Cozian Reef, and ground to a halt for nine months. In 2006, concerns about crew fatigue led Marine Highway officials to make the LeConte a day boat.
Rebecca Sheir, KTOO – Juneau
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