Ranker: Summer Ferry Breakdowns Had Dramatic Impact on Local Communities

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Today the Washington State Transportation Commission held a meeting to discuss summer ferry service disruptions and other transportation issues throughout the San Juan Islands. Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, who met with the Washington State Secretary of Transportation and officials from Washington State … Continue reading

Sigh… Elwha Out | Updated: Back in Service

— from Washington State Ferries — Sunday, September 3, 9:20 a.m. Necessary repairs to the Elwha have been completed and the vessel [returned] to service with the 9:35 a.m. departure from Anacortes. This will restore full, 5-boat service to the route and all sailings will sail as scheduled. Please see … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Free to Be Regulated

— by Joe Symons — As I sit waiting for my ferry, I notice the white lines marking the lanes. Why were they painted? Surely to help guide the traffic, to provide an orderly means to establish the first come, first serve rule which silently regulates the cultural understanding of … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Elwha Repaired, All Better Now Interisland still delayed while playing catch-up

— from Washington State Ferries — UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., August 16, 2017 Repairs are completed and the Elwha returns to service with the Anacortes 4:45 p.m. sailing to Friday Harbor. This restores the regular schedule to the Anacortes/San Juan Island routes. Reservations are now available for the remainder of the day. The Friday Harbor 5:30 p.m. interisland sailing … Continue reading

Yakima Returns to Duty Resuming regular summer schedule Wednesday morning

— from Washington State Ferries — The Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Anacortes/Sidney ferry routes will resume their regular Summer 2017 schedule Wednesday morning with the Yakima rejoining the route. The Yakima’s return means the route can return to its regular five-boat schedule. Passengers can resume making vehicle reservations for the … Continue reading

It’s Summer and Monday: Four-boat Emergency Schedule Sidney morning route cancelled

— from Washington State Ferries — Due to a problem with the number two engine on the M/V Samish, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, BC route is operating on a four-boat emergency schedule until another vessel can join the route and restore it to a full five-boat capacity. See the alternative … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Samish Down, Schedule Changes There is no standby space available for drivers at the Anacortes terminal due to an emergency reduced service. Drivers with existing reservations will be loaded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

— from Washington State Ferries (WSF) — UPDATE: Sunday Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. The Samish is out of service for the rest of the day due to a problem with the number two engine. This will cancel the following sailings: Westbound: 2:00 p.m. to Friday Harbor, 3:45pm to Shaw … Continue reading

WSF Adds a Ferry to San Juans Route Back to normal summer schedule by Saturday

— from Washington State Ferries — Beginning Saturday, July 29, M/V Chelan will join the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney route as the international vessel. M/V Hyak, M/V Samish, M/V Elwha, and M/V Tillikum will serve the domestic sailings. This will restore the route to full capacity, and regular Summer 2017 schedule … Continue reading

Ferries Now Operating on Four-boat Emergency Schedule No new vehicle reservations being taken at this time

— from Washington State Ferries — [Ed. Note: See earlier stories on recent ferry delays] Because of a generator failure on the M/V Yakima, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, BC route is operating on a four-boat emergency schedule until another vessel can join the route and restore it to a full … Continue reading

Ferry Alert: Yakima Down: Revised Sailing Schedules on Islands’ Routes Schedule for Tuesday July 18 with correction posted

— from Washington State Ferries (WSF) — UPDATE: July 17 at 8 p.m. The Yakima is out of service until further notice due to a problem with the vessel’s generator. The Anacortes/San Juan’s route will be operating on an adjusted schedule on July 18. There are no new reservations at … Continue reading