|M/V LeConte Service Area
Communities including Glacier Bay National Park
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
Alaska Marine Highway System
Port of registry: United States
Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Status: in active service
Displacement: 2,132 long tons (2,166 t)
Length: 235 ft
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)
Draft: 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m)
Ramps: Aft, port, and starboard ro-ro loading
4,300 hp (3,207 kW)
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Capacity: 250 passengers 34 automobiles