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

New Onboard Food Service Coming in October Meanwhile, some galleys undergoing renovation

— from Washington State Ferries — WSF is transitioning to a new food service provider that will bring new food choices and high quality service to our fleet starting this October. During this transition, some of our galleys will be closed for renovations and upgrades — including the galley on … Continue reading

WSF Reports Police Activity in Burlington Active shooter being sought near Cascade Mall

— from Washington State Ferries — Due to police activity, passengers travelling to and from Anacortes are advised to stay away from the Cascade Mall area in Burlington. Updates will occur as more information becomes available. Local media reports four dead in shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington. Police in … Continue reading