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It's been a tumultuous spring and summer business season for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and with the state's financial predicament, it needs to modernize quickly.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

SHIP BUILDING — A bow section of a future Alaska Marine Highway System ferry sits in the drydock at the Vigor Alaska Ketchikan shipyard on Friday. The piece is one of 23 separate modules that will fit together to form one of the two AMHS vessels being built by Vigor, according to senior project manager Alan Coffin. Construction of the two day ferries is estimated to take four years at a cost of $101 million, Vigor says. Staff photo by Taylor Balkom

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