M/V Susitna on alleged sea trials, photo via WikiMedia

Tales from Wasilla: The M/V Susitna


Alaska has a long history of political boondoggles. The list is nearly endless. But few boondoggles carry more object lessons than the Mat Su Borough’s adventures with the M/V Susitna. It has lessonsĀ for everyone: “free” gifts from the federal government, federal grants with fine print, local governments venturing where they shouldn’t, poor project planning by…