Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
June 18, 2013
Ketchikan Daily News: Old boats
It's not the case with people, of course. But with boats, when the average age of the "family" is 32.27 years including the short-haul "baby" Lituya, at 9, and two fast ferries that don't do long runs over open ocean that's an old bunch of boats.
And so it is that we continue...