M/V Hubbard now serving three Southeast Alaska communities

The M/V Hubbard, one of two Alaska Class ferries now serving Southeast Alaska, is sailing between Juneau, Haines and Skagway six times a week this summer.

The vessel, which entered service for the first time in May, had crew quarters constructed at the Ketchikan Vigor shipyard last year, and on Monday in Juneau it was officially christened by First Lady Rose Dunleavy with a ceremonial bottle of champagne smashed on the bow.

Dunleavy recognized several women employed by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) for their contributions to the marine highway, including Port captains Mara Cowen and Umeko Seaver, vessel scheduler Kerri Traudt, AMHS manager Barb Henry, and passenger services specialist May Flood.