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L.A. County considers Alaska's 'ferry to nowhere'

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LOS ANGELES -- A $78 million Alaskan ship that critics dubbed the "ferry to nowhere" could wind up in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times says Los Angeles County officials are in preliminary discussions about obtaining the ship.
County Assistant CEO Ryan Alsop says it could be useful for sending emergency fire equipment to Santa Catalina Island.
An Alaskan borough has offered the ship free to any government entity in the U.S. but there's also private interest. Bids will be opened on March 29.
The ship, called the Susitna, was a prototype Navy landing craft. The late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska diverted it to become a ferry but critics called it a pork barrel project.
Federal funding dried up several years ago and the ship never saw service.
Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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