The state ferry Columbia will be out of service for nearly the rest of the month as the Alaska Marine Highway repairs its largest vessel at the Ketchikan shipyard.
The 418-foot ferry was docked in Ketchikan Monday following problems with a part of its exhaust system. While in Ketchikan, workers discovered damage to one of the ferry’s propellers, caused by striking a log in the water.
Marine Highway staff are contacting impacted passengers and updating schedules on the ferry’s website. Passengers are encouraged to check with their local ferry terminal to find out more about schedule changes.