Ferry service to Cordova ends for winter

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Ferry service has ended to the remote coastal Alaska town of Cordova for the winter.

Yesterday, the last ferry left the fishing town after the Alaska Marine Highway System ended winter service due to budget cuts.

The mayor of Cordova sent out a letter asking the governor and the AMHS to reverse the, “destructive and irresponsible closure of Cordova's primary transportation mode this winter.”

The Alaska House Majority called the limited ferry service a health and safety issue for coastal Alaskans. The budget cuts from Governor Dunleavy were approved by the state legislature.

Cordova is not expected to see a ferry return until mid-May next year.

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