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M/V Aurora 
(Sister Ship to the M/V LeConte)
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M/V Aurora 
M/V Aurora Service Area:
Prince William Sound – Whittier, Valdez, Cordova


The Aurora's amenities include a hot-food cafeteria, movie and forward observation lounges, and solarium. There are no cabins on the Aurora both because of its small size and the lack of demand due to its feeder route running times.

M/V Aurora is a feeder vessel for the Alaska Marine Highway System, built in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1977 by Peterson Shipbuilders and commissioned by the Alaska Marine Highway System the same year.

Namesake: Aurora Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park

Owner: Alaska Marine Highway System

Port of registry: United States

Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Launched: 1977

Commissioned: 1977

Homeport: Hoonah, Alaska

Status: in active service

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

Kennicott Columbia Tustumena Aurora Chenega Fairweather
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