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.
- Ferry on Alaska Marine Highway
- Aleutian Islands, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
- In service
- Built 1964 by Christy Corporation of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
- - Christy Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
- 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)
- March 26, 2018: New Street View added by Amanda