Marine Highway to Fly State Flags at Half-Mast

Friday, December 09, 2005
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.

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