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A Conceptual Drawing of the new Alaska Class Ferries

Name the Ferry Contest

A Conceptual Drawing of the new Alaska Class Ferries

School aged kids in the 6th-12th grades can play a part in making state history by naming one of the new Alaska Class Ferries. Each AMHS vessel has been named after one of 745 named glaciers in the state, leaving several choices to author a qualifying essay for entry in the contest. Two winners will be awarded: one winner will come from grades 6-8 and one from grades 9-12. Each winning essay will be displayed on the ferry it names and the winners will also be awarded special recognition by Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott! Find full details on the contest on our reports page.

School aged kids in the 6th-12th grades can play a part in making state history by naming one of the new Alaska Class Ferries. Each AMHS vessel has been named after one of 745 named glaciers in the state, leaving several choices to author a qualifying essay for entry in the contest. Two winners will be awarded: one winner will come from grades 6-8 and one from grades 9-12. Each winning essay will be displayed on the ferry it names and the winners will also be awarded special recognition by Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott! Find full details on the contest on our reports page.

Screenshot of the AMHS New Reservation Sailing Search

New Reservations System Launched

Screenshot of the AMHS New Reservation Sailing Search

The release of the AMHS summer 2016 schedule coincides with the implementation of our new reservations and manifest system. Implementation of the new technology will be a phased approach starting with the reservations call center and online bookings for the summer 2016 schedule. Implementation will continue with new hardware installations in terminals and aboard vessels through spring. The system will be fully implemented by May 1st, 2016.

The release of the AMHS summer 2016 schedule coincides with the implementation of our new reservations and manifest system. Implementation of the new technology will be a phased approach starting with the reservations call center and online bookings for the summer 2016 schedule. Implementation will continue with new hardware installations in terminals and aboard vessels through spring. The system will be fully implemented by May 1st, 2016.