Alaska Statutes.
Title 19. Highways and Ferries
Chapter 65. Alaska Marine Highway System
Section 20. Naming of Vessel or Facility.
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AS 19.65.020. Naming of Vessel or Facility.

(a) A vessel or facility of the Alaska marine highway system constructed or acquired by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities under this chapter may be given a name only by law.

(b) A maritime vessel shall bear the name of an Alaska glacier.

(c) A vessel used principally on the inland waterways of the state shall bear the name of a historical vessel which used the rivers of the state.

(d) The new maritime vessel to be delivered to the Alaska marine highway system in 1998 is named the Motor Vessel Kennicott.

(e) The Motor Vessel Fairweather and the Motor Vessel Chenega are authorized names for state ferries first operating as part of the Alaska marine highway system on or after August 8, 2002. The commissioner of transportation and public facilities shall select between the names for the one most appropriate to the route served by the ferry and shall publicly announce the selection.

(f) The Motor Vessel Lituya is the authorized name for the state ferry first operating as part of the Alaska marine highway system to serve between Metlakatla and Ketchikan on or after August 9, 2003.

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