Governor Frank H. Murkowski has authorized the Alaska Marine
Highway System to fly the state flag at half-mast on all ferries, at the
AMHS headquarters building in Ketchikan, and at DOT&PF headquarters in
Juneau on Sunday, December 11 in memory of Capt. Tom Reed. Flags should
be lowered on Sunday morning, and returned to full staff by Monday morning.
A memorial reception will be held at the Ketchikan ferry terminal on
Sunday while the M/V Taku is in port. Capt. Reed, 57, died of a heart
attack on board the Taku on December 5 while the vessel was underway en
route to Sitka.