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No.: 12-2559
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994,

Additional Ferry for Klondike Road Relay Travelers

(JUNEAU, Alaska) –The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced today that the FVF Fairweather will sail roundtrip from Juneau, Alaska to Skagway, Alaska on September 7, 2012 to accommodate the increased demand from Klondike Road Relay participants.

The Fairweather will depart Juneau at 2:00 p.m. arriving Skagway at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012. This will be in addition to the normally scheduled M/V Malaspina sailing that will depart Juneau en route to Haines and Skagway at 7:00 a.m. the same day.

“We have been monitoring the demand for travel to the Klondike Road Relay and have determined that it exceeded our scheduled capacity,” said Michael Neussl, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner for Marine Operations.  “I’m pleased to announce that the AMHS staff was able to find an acceptable solution to help those travelers wishing to participate in the event get to Skagway.”

The fares for the special run will be the same as they are for any other normally scheduled sailing between Juneau and Skagway.

Travelers are encouraged to make reservations in advance either online at, by calling 1-800-642-0066, or visiting the ferry terminal staff in Juneau or elsewhere throughout the system. Additional fare information is available online or from reservations agents.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of DOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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