Orcas Village Park and Ride Project is Underway

— from San Juan County Public Works — This week marks the beginning of construction activities for the Orcas Village Park Project. Drivers are cautioned to reduce speeds within the work zone on Orcas Road at the WSF Access Road and on Orcas Hill Road. Estimated completion is 83 working … Continue reading

Elwha Returns for 8:25 p.m. Departure

— from Washington State Ferries — UPDATE: The repairs to the M/V Elwha have been completed and the vessel will return to service with the 8:25 p.m. departure. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information is available. UPDATE: The Anacortes terminal is now staging for the 8:55 p.m. … Continue reading

How Did Ferries Perform in 2016? Survey Results Released

— from Jerry Litt, Chairman, State Transportation Commission — The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has released the results of several completed 2016 Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) surveys. We would like to share the results of these surveys with you so you can see how riders like you view … Continue reading

State’s Oldest Ferry, Our Evergreen State, Sold Moving to the Caribbean

— from Washington State Ferries — Washington State Ferries announced [Wednesday, March 1, 2017] the sale of its oldest ferry, Evergreen State. The 63-year-old ferry sold for $300,000 to Jones Broadcasting, LLC. The new owners plan to use it for active ferry service in the protected waters of the southern … Continue reading

Ferry Update: Friday sailings served by the Kitsap Chelan Out for Engine Repairs

— from Washington State Ferries (WSF)– UPDATE: 9 pm: On Friday, February 24, the Kitsap temporarily joins the [Anacortes-San Juans] route as the #2 vessel while the Chelan undergoes engine repairs. Vessel capacity remains the same and full galley service will be available. UPDATE 9 am: The 11:20am sailing from … Continue reading

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