All of the Alaska Marine Highway fleet vessels are named after glaciers.
In 1964, the MV Tustumena came online and was nicknamed the “Trusty Tusty,” as it was one of two accredited ocean-going vessels, with the ability to provide reliable service to Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian Chain.
The Alaska Marine Highway was designated a National Scenic Byway in 2002.
In 2005, the Alaska Marine Highway System was the first and only marine route to be named an “All-American Road” by the Federal Highway Administration.
In 1989, the MV Aurora assisted with clean-up efforts from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound. The MV Aurora still serves Prince William Sound ports today.