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Tustumena put on weather hold

National Weather Service

The Alaska Marine Highway System has cancelled Wednesday's sailing of the ferry Tustumena from Homer to Kodiak and back. In an announcement, ferry system managers cited extreme weather predicted for the Barren Islands as the reason. 

The National Weather Service has declared a gale warning for the waters of the Barren Island from tonight through Wednesday with east winds increasing to 45 kts and seas building to 22 feet.

Sailings should resume on Thursday from Homer to Seldovia at 11:45 am. All passengers are being notified and rebooked or refunded as necessary. The new sailing schedule is available at

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