Oliver Leavitt, who was a close friend of the senator, has a quiet chat with him after the unveiling and dedication of the Sen. Ted Stevens statue at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on February 23. “It’s nice to have something in the airport, not only for Alaskans but for travelers who say, ‘Well, who’s Ted Stevens?’” said Karina Waller, executive director of the Ted Stevens Foundation, which oversaw the privately funded project. Stevens served in the U.S. Senate for 40 years. The statue depicts him seated and relaxed, as if inviting conversation with passers-by.
Fran Durner / Stevens Foundation photo
The Bravest, Phillips Cruises & Tours’ 127-foot, high-speed catamaran arrived at its new homeport in Whittier. Formerly in service with NY Waterway, the Bravest brings a legacy of daily ferry service and was one of the emergency responders during 9/11, providing transportation off Manhattan Island. Spaciously outfitted, the capacity on the Bravest will provide 286 guests with seating on two levels. “We are very pleased with the refit and commend the team led by Whittier Operations Manager Capt. Gary Sommerfeldl,” said Bob Neumann, company owner.