The MV LeConte is named after the LeConte Glacier, located in Southeast Alaska near Petersburg. This is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The glacier was named for Joseph Le Conte, Professor of Geology at the University of California in 1887. The vessel was designed by Nickum & Spalding Associates of Seattle, Washington and constructed at Peterson Builders, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1974. The small size of this vessel enables it to provide service to smaller communities along our route. MV LeConte is 235 feet long and 57 feet wide, with a domestic gross tonnage of 1,328 and a service speed of 14.5 knots.
The MV LeConte is designed to carry 225 passengers and has a vehicle capacity of 660 linear feet, which is equal to approximately 33 twenty-foot vehicles. The MV LeConte onboard amenities include observation lounges with comfortable chairs, a covered heated solarium, a cafeteria-style restaurant, a movie lounge, and showers. Coin operated ice machines and microwaves are available for passenger use. Click on the image to start a slideshow of all deck plans on the MV LeConte or view our Vessel Information Table for more statistical information.