The state ferry Taku is back at work. The 44-year-old mainline ferry has been out of service for about seven months. It underwent a $6.6-million federally-funded renovation project at Todd Shipyard in Seattle. The 350-foot-long vessel got an engine overhaul and a new propulsion shaft system. It also underwent a variety of safety improvements. The Taku resumed full service Friday, sailing from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert.
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau