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M/V LeConte   (Sister Ship to the M/V Aurora)
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LeConte
LeConte docked at Skagway, Alaska

M/V LeConte Service Area
SE Feeder Communities including Glacier Bay National Park


The LeConte's amenities include a hot-food cafeteria, movie and forward observation lounges, and solarium. There are no cabins on the LeConte both because of its size.

M/V LeConte is a feeder vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System, built in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1973 and commissioned in 1974 by Alaska's ferry system. LeConte is the older sister ship to M/V Aurora, and both serve as feeder vessels that pick up passengers in small communities such as Hoonah and take them to larger regional communities.

Namesake: LeConte Glacier near Petersburg, Alaska

Owner: Alaska Marine Highway System

Port of registry: United States

Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Launched: 1973

Commissioned: 1974

Homeport: Juneau, Alaska

Status: in active service

General characteristics

Displacement: 2,132 long tons (2,166 t)

Length: 235 ft (72 m)

Beam: 57 ft (17 m)

Draft: 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m)

Ramps: Aft, port, and starboard ro-ro loading

Propulsion: 4,300 hp (3,207 kW)

Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)

Capacity: 250 passengers 34 automobiles

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