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Ferry system to celebrate 50 years in Prince Rupert

As part of the Alaska Marine Highway System’s 50th anniversary celebration, the state ferry system has planned a brief ceremony at the Prince Rupert, British Columbia, terminal at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The MV Taku, which has served Prince Rupert since the spring of 1963, will be at the terminal during the ceremony and will depart for Ketchikan at 7 a.m.

The ferry system’s General Manager Captain John Falvey says that ferry officials are proud to have been part of Prince Rupert for fifty years.

The inaugural ferry voyage to Prince Rupert was January 31, 1963, with the brand-new MV Malaspina  – the system’s first vessel, which continues to provide service to Alaska residents and visitors.

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