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M/V Tustumena
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Docked in Homer 
Tustumena elevator loading a vehicle.
Loading vehicles on the Tustumena.
   
Tustumena docked in November
Tustumena docked in November
Tustumena Dining Room
The Tustumena is one of only two ships that
have an actual dining room on baord. 
   
Top Deck By Solarium 
Deck where tents are set up and the covered Solarium area.
Doug Stuart – Naturalist from Islands & Oceans in Homer
Doug Stuart – Naturalist from Islands & Oceans in Homer.
Doug runs programs on the Tustumena throughout
the Aleutian Chain sailings – he is also a WWII specialist. 

M/V Tustumena
Service Area: Homer, Seldovia, Kodiak & The Aleutian Chain


The Tustumena's amenities include a full service dining room; solarium; forward and aft observation lounges, movie and business lounges.

The Tustumena is an accredited ocean-going vessel, a quality it shares exclusively with the Kennicott. The large black structure on the aft portion of the vessel is a car elevator. It is used in all communities where there is not a dedicated ramp loading directly into the car deck.

The M/V TUSTUMENA was built at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1964, sailed Alaskan waters for five years, then was renovated in San Francisco in the winter of 1969. The vessel is 296 feet long, with capacity for 36 vehicles (20' lengths), and operates at a service speed of 13.5 knots. It can carry 174 passengers, and has 8 four-berth, and 18 two-berth cabins, most share a hall bath.

Year Built: 1964
Length (ft.): 296
Passenger Capacity: 174
Staterooms- 4 berth: 8
Staterooms- 2 berth: 17
ADA Stateroom: 1
Total Staterooms: 26
Vehicle Quantity: 36

The unique Loading System of the Tustumena necessitates a strict standard as to weights and measurements of vehicles for travel on the ship.

 

These are limitations of the ship and, in some cases limitations of the facilities that it serves.

 

MAXIMUM OVERHEAD CLEARANCE ----       13’ 06”

MAXIMUM OVERALL LENGTH           ------       40 feet

 

MAXIMUM WEIGHT   -----       30 TONS (60,000 LBS.)

 

This weight includes tractor, trailer and payload. Commercial and private vehicles/trailers, along with heavy equipment must have a certified weight slip if in doubt.

MAXIMUM WIDTH AT WHEELBASE CAN NOT EXCEED 10’ 08” TO A HEIGHT OF 12 INCHES.

MAXIMUM WIDTH OF VEHICLE CANNOT EXCEED 11’ 06” ABOVE HEIGHT OF 12 INCHES.



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