Post by alaskanmohican on Sept 3, 2010 14:15:53 GMT -8
Last weekend, there was a shooting in the town of Hoonah that killed two Police Officers.
This lead to a standoff that had the port of Hoonah closed Sunday, August 29 and part of the day Monday, August 30. AMHS cancelled Hoonah sailings on Sunday and delayed Monday's sailing.
On Wednesday, September 8, there will be a memorial service in Hoonah for the fallen officers. The US flag that was flown at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks is being taken to Hoonah for the services.
AMHS has rescheduled the Malaspina to sail for Hoonah on Wednesday instead of her regular dayboat run between Skagway and Juneau. The LeConte will cover the Mal's regular run.
The Malaspina is booked full, everyone who is traveling on her on September 8 is traveling for free.
One of Juneau's local tour operators, Allen Marine, has had one of their catamaran boats chartered to take people to Hoonah on Wednesday as well, I have heard that this will cost each person $40.00.
Below are some links to a press release from the State of Alaska, and an article from the Juneau Empire.