Tusty rides (the waves) again

Jul 1, 2020

Credit AMHS

    The Alaska State Ferry Tustumena will set sail again Thursday morning. 

    After more than three weeks tied up to the dock in Homer due to a Covid-19 outbreak on the ship’s second voyage, the Alaska Marine Highway System reports that the Tusty has been commercially cleaned and is cleared to sail.

    It’s voyage will be a short one -- a day trip to Seldovia, departing Homer at 11:45 a.m., and returning this evening at 5:45 p.m.

    But, after a three-hour turnaround, the Tustumena will depart Homer for Port Lions, Ouzinkie, and Kodiak at 8:45 p.m., with a scheduled return before noon on Sunday.

    Coronavirus mitigation requirements vary depending on length of voyage, but masks will be required of all passengers over the age of two. Check with your local ferry terminal for more information.