Waterfront Public Walkway
Did you know that a public waterfront walkway is being built down at the bottom of Spring Street? Someday it is hoped that you will be able to walk from the ferry landing or Cannery Landing all the way to the port docks along the waterfront. I ran into Roger Bennett over the weekend and saw that he has made some significant progress this year starting construction under his building where The Place restaurant is located. Eventually he says, through a cooperative effort of the Port of Friday Harbor, the Town of Friday Harbor, himself and maybe even the Washington State Ferries, this dream will become a reality.
A great bonus if the ferries get in on it, will be that walk-off passengers would be able to get to the other side of off-loading vehicles by going under the ferry dock without interfering with traffic, which could really help reduce the ferry dwell time (the time it takes for a ferry to unload and load while sitting at the dock).
And of course there would be the obvious benefit of having a beautiful walkway along the town’s waterfront.