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MV Bartlett

M/V Bartlett
Name: M/V Bartlett
Namesake: E. L. Bartlett, early Alaskan Senator
Owner: Flag of Alaska.svg Alaska Marine Highway System
Port of registry:  United States
Route: Cordova, Valdez, Whittier
Launched: 1968
Completed: 1968
Acquired: by purchase, 1969
Commissioned: 1968
Decommissioned: 2003
Fate: Sold to All Alaskan Seafoods
General characteristics
Displacement: 1500 ton
Length: 193 ft (59 m)
Beam: 53 ft (16 m)
Decks: One vehicle deck
Ramps: Bow
Speed: 12
  • 236 passengers
  • 29 vehicles

M/V Bartlett was a ferry vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway servicing Prince William Sound. The 193-foot-long Bartlett was built for the Alaska Marine Highway System in 1968 by Jeffboat Inc. of Jeffersonville, Ind., for $3.25 million. It was retired in 2003 due to impending regulations which would have required substantial and expensive upgrades.

It was sold on eBay in August 2003 to Lloyd Cannon, president of All Alaskan Seafoods and donated to the Seattle Maritime Academy. The closing price was $389,500.

External links

  • Inklebarger, Timothy. "Juneau Empire - State peddles ferry on ebay". Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  • Pemberton, Mary. "Juneau Empire - Longtime Alaskan is ferry's new owner". Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  • "Peninsula Clarion - State peddles ferry on ebay". Retrieved 2003-08-11.