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.
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
ADA Stateroom: 1
Total Staterooms: 26
Loading System of the Tustumena necessitates a strict standard as to
weights and measurements of vehicles for travel on the ship.
limitations of the ship and, in some cases limitations of the
facilities that it serves.
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.