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Malaspina ferry back in service

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises through Tracy Arm as part of its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Noah Webb mans a rescue boat from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a survey of ice in Tracy Arm during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Members of the New Archangel Dancers of Sitka wave from the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Charlie Whipple describes how he designed and masked for painting the Alaskan flag on the smoke stack of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Brian, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoy their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises through Tracy Arm as part of its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Noah Webb mans a rescue boat from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a survey of ice in Tracy Arm during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Members of the New Archangel Dancers of Sitka wave from the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Charlie Whipple describes how he designed and masked for painting the Alaskan flag on the smoke stack of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Brian, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoy their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises through Tracy Arm as part of its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Noah Webb mans a rescue boat from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a survey of ice in Tracy Arm during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Members of the New Archangel Dancers of Sitka wave from the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
Able-Bodied Seaman Charlie Whipple describes how he designed and masked for painting the Alaskan flag on the smoke stack of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers' faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after a $10 million retrofit.
Michael Penn
Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Brian, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoy their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Southeast Alaska.
Michael Penn
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