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MV Tustumena

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Description 

The MV Tustumena is the ferryboat used by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to traverse all of the Aleutian Islands covered by the AMHS.

The home port of the Tustumena is the Homer Ferry Terminal in Homer, Alaska. However, the ferryboat makes frequent trips to Port Lions and Kodiak on Kodiak Island, as well as several small and rural towns along the Alleutian Islands including Akutan, Chignik, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Sand Point, and Unalaska. Several of these trips are over 24 hours in length, and therefore this ferryboat is designed more like a cruise ship than a traditional ferry.

During the winter, the ferryboat does not travel southwest of Kodiak Island, as the weather and the water becomes too dangerous.

Facts 

Overview
Ferry on Alaska Marine Highway
Location
Kodiak, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Status
In service
History
Built 1964 by Christy Corporation of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Builder
- Christy Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Design
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+59.60287, -151.41154   (decimal degrees)
59°36'10" N, 151°24'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
5/589654/6608257 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2018: New Street View added by Amanda