Skagway ferry service resumes Sunday

Skagway ferry service resumes Sunday Service at the Skagway ferry dock is scheduled to resume on Sunday. The Alaska Department of Transportation made the announcement yesterday.

Service at the Skagway ferry dock is scheduled to resume on Sunday.

The Alaska Department of Transportation made the announcement yesterday.

The dock has been out of service since April 24 when residents woke up to find it underwater.

The dock was thoroughly inspected for structural damage and was found to be in good condition, the department said.

Temporary repairs were made to the passenger ramp, electrical system and the vehicle ramp hydraulic system.

Permanent repairs are ongoing, but should not interfere with the ferry schedule.

Department spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said a burst water pipe appears to be the main culprit but a final report on exactly what happened to cause the sinking has not been completed.

The water line travels through the dock to fill up ships with fresh water.

The dock is made up of 24 concrete air-filled compartments.

(Ashley Joannou)

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