Yakima Back in Service this Afternoon Sailings Canceled as Yakima is Fixed

— from Washington State Ferries (WSF) — UPDATE: Monday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.: The Yakima is back in service and will return to the vessel’s regular schedule beginning with the 3:05pm departure from Anacortes. Reservation holders will not be charged a fee if they were unable to travel today … Continue reading

County Gears Up for Orcas Landing Park and Ride Project Phase 1 begins in March

— from San Juan County Communications — San Juan County received a $760,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to construct a Park and Ride facility at the Orcas Island Ferry Terminal on Orcas Island. The primary purpose of the project is to relocate the ferry parking … Continue reading

WSDOT Secretary Announces New Head of Ferries

— from WA Department of Transportation — Today, Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), announced the appointment of Amy Scarton as assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division. She officially begins her leadership role next month with responsibilities including, guiding the ferries management team … Continue reading

Orcas Issues Predicts: Expect the Unexpected in 2017 Go ahead! Add your predictions!

Orcas Medical Center will receive the necessary donations by the January 15 date to proceed with the agreement with University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics to assume operations at OMC. Growlers will soon be practicing landings on the numerous oil tankers puffing their way through Puget Sound. Hillary Clinton will soon … Continue reading

Hiyu Up for Sale, But Hurry as Bids Close Soon

1967 150 Ft. CAR/PASSENGER FERRY M/V HIYU  More media Year Make/Brand Model VIN/Serial 1967 Gunderson Brothers Engine NA HIN/IMO#8645 Condition Category Inventory ID See Description Boats and Marine Supplies 16-3175 1967 150 Ft. CAR/PASSENGER FERRY M/V HIYUYear: 1967 Make: Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corp. Model: NA Mileage: 2016 Condition/Valuation Survey VIN: … Continue reading

First-ever Washington State Ferries Halloween Costume Competition Winners get a behind-the-scenes ferry tour on Monday

— from Washington State Ferries — It is the ferry captain’s job to get dressed in uniform every morning and take the wheel of one of the state’s 22 ferries. This Halloween is a day like any other for Washington State Ferries (WSF) captains, except they’re expecting a few witches, … Continue reading

No Eastbound Reservations Available Until 7:50, 10:05 Getting from here to there on a Sunday

— from Washington State Ferries — For Sunday, October 23, vehicle reservations are only available for the 7:50 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. departures from Orcas to Anacortes. Reservation status is subject to change because of last-minute cancellations or changes made to existing reservations, so check back at www.takeaferry.com up to … Continue reading

WSF Anticipates Possible Disruptions Due to Warning of Impending Storms

— from Washington State Ferries — The National Weather Service is predicting severe storms in our region starting tonight and lasting throughout the weekend. These storm systems are expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to Western Washington. Safety is the number one priority of Washington State Ferries, so … Continue reading