Originally Posted by SpecialAgentNancy
The Alaska Marine Highway changed Alaska in important ways. Captain Rudini told me how whole towns would come out to the docks to cheer the ferry's arrival. Here is a great shot of one of the other ships.
He's right, you know. I was a kid living in Sitka when the ferries started running and it was a HUGE deal. The whole town turned out for the Malaspina (??). I'm retired now and hoping to make it back there next year.