Post by alaskanmohican on Jul 21, 2010 21:30:15 GMT -8
OK, so these are not photos of the ferries themselves, but of the terminals. These are of Auke Bay, Haines and Skagway.
Our terminal buildings in southeast alaska don't have much in the way of differing designs from each other. Though they do vary in the details. Our terminal buildings up in Prince William Sound have more variety to them as they are all newer buildings replacing the old. The current buildings up there being built within the last 10 years or so.
Auke Bay in Juneau.
Auke Bay can handle up three ferries. The ferry on the left is the LeConte with the Fairweather on the right. The third would dock in between the two.
A little history about the Juneau terminal. Juneau originally had two terminals, one in downtown and the other in Auke Bay.
The downtown terminal was used by ferries sailing to or from Petersburg without stopping at Sitka, while the Auke Bay terminal was used by ferries that were making the stop at Sitka. This was done to prevent ferries from having to backtrack around Douglas Island when doing the Sitka run. The downtown terminal was used until about the mid 80's when it was decided to just have one terminal at Auke Bay.
Also when the terminals were first constructed Auke Bay was actually it's own town, now Auke Bay is part of Juneau. This is why when you are traveling onboard an AMHS vessel you will hear announcements about arriving and departing Auke Bay Terminal instead of Juneau.
I guess AMHS will be celebrating their 50th in a few years! It'll be fun to compare celebrations between BCF and AMHS... For some reason, I think Alaska might do a bit more when it comes to little parties and the like...
Post by alaskanmohican on Feb 18, 2011 17:37:53 GMT -8
Here are some photos from a trip I did back in '08. These are taken from the Malaspina aproaching Ketchikan.
First a wide shot, showing four ferries. Can you spot them all?
Here we are aproaching the dock that the Taku has just vacated. She is the one pulling away, while the Columbia is docked at the shipyard and the Kennicott is to the right in the drydock. That's three of the four ships.
Here we are docked and can now see the fourth ferry from the first photo, it is the Fairweather.
Another shot of the Fairweather.
A shot of the Columbia and the stern of the Kennicott.
Here we've pulled out and are sailing by the Columbia with the Kennicott behind it.
Finally, a look back at the Kennicott in drydock and the Columbia moored to the right. The Kennicott has two of her lifeboats sitting in front of her in the drydock.
You would think that from my pics that it only rains in southeast Alaska, we do get sunshine... just not when I pull out my camera.
Post by WettCoast on Sept 25, 2014 22:14:26 GMT -8
AMHS MV Taku approaching Auke Bay (Juneau), with Mendenhall Glacier in background - 25 July 2014. This photo is in colour, but it was a monochrome sort of day. Most of my visit to south-east Alaska this year was on monochrome type days...