Topic: Ferries

Siri’s Summer Ferry Schedule

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The WSF Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule is now online to help you plan any upcoming trips. Print versions will be available on vessels and at terminals soon. The summer schedule runs from Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, Sept. 28. The cover features a poem written by Friday Harbor High School student Siri Lindstrum, the #WSFHaiku  Continue Reading

WSTC Hosts Community Meeting

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Come join us tonight to share your thoughts and learn more about possible ferry fare changes. To provide San Juan Islands residents opportunity to comment on potential changes to fares, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) will host a public meeting in Friday Harbor, which will include a brief presentation by WSTC and WSF staff  Continue Reading

Action Plan for a Sustainable Ferry System Released

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:34 am, by

Washington State Ferries is excited to announce that in honor of Earth Day, they launched a two-year Sustainability Action Plan (PDF) that outlines goals and actions for greener ferries and terminals. It includes initiatives to protect orca whales, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, reduce waste, and other ways to make the ferry system  Continue Reading

WSF Community Meetings

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Mark your calendars – WSF and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting nine upcoming community meetings. Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Kingston: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston Coupeville: Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.,  Continue Reading

Parking Lot Repaving

Written on April 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm, by

The Anacortes Terminal Parking Lot A will be closed for about one month starting Saturday, April 13. Construction crews will repave the parking lot during the closure. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid-May. Lot A is directly adjacent to the passenger terminal and vehicles will not have access to the 15 min.  Continue Reading

Upcoming FAC Meetings

Written on April 4, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Mark your calendars! WSF and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting nine upcoming community meetings! Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Kingston: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston Coupeville: Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m., Island  Continue Reading

Ferry spring schedule starts Sunday

Written on March 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Don’t get caught by surprise! Peruse the new schedule online, and see these new changes to our area sailings: Anacortes/San Juan Islands will have four vessels in service, similar to the fall schedule Anacortes/Sidney, BC will have one daily roundtrip via Friday Harbor Two-boat service resumes for Port Townsend/Coupeville on Sunday, May 12

WSF Haiku Contest Winner!

Written on March 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm, by

Here’s a note from Washington State Ferries… The cover of the Washington State Ferries’ Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule will feature a haiku written by Friday Harbor’s own Siri Lindstrum. Out of nearly 200 entries in the #WSFHaiku Twitter contest, Siri’s poem received the most “likes” of the three finalists on the @wsferries page. Here’s the  Continue Reading

Sealth to Replace Yakima

Written on March 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm, by

Beginning Friday, March 29, there will be reduced vehicle capacity on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route when the 90-car Sealth begins service as vessel #2, replacing the 144-car Yakima. Effective today, the Yakima replaces the 144-car Hyak, moving from position #2 position #3, beginning with the Anacortes 2:10 pm to Friday Harbor. The Sealth carries  Continue Reading

Letter from OPALCO

Written on January 12, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

WSF: Electrify the San Juan Islands Ferry Routes FIRST Don’t delay protection of the Salish Sea The current WS Ferries Long range plan for deploying electric ferries puts the San Juan routes last on the list. Why lose decades in our efforts to protect the Salish Sea – and all of the species who depend  Continue Reading

WSF Public Meeting

Written on January 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm, by

Jim Corenman, Chair, San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee shares this announcement of a Washington State Ferries Public Meeting, Wednesday January 9th in Friday Harbor… Please join us for a public meeting with the Washington State Ferries Executive Team at 4pm Wednesday, January 9th at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. WSF will first present a 30-minute  Continue Reading

Holiday Ferry Schedules

Written on December 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm, by

Happy holidays from Washington State Ferries! The Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney route will follow the regular weekday schedule on Tuesday, December 25 and January 1, with the exception of interisland vessel #4, which will operate on the holiday schedule. The interisland Friday Harbor 2:20 pm and Lopez 3:50 PM will not sail; the Friday Harbor 2:15  Continue Reading

Ferries on Storm Routes

Written on December 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm, by

This alert just came in from WSF… Wind storm throws wrench in early holiday sailing schedule The ongoing wind storm has already had several impacts on sailing schedules across the region today. And more changes could be on the way. Therefore, passengers will need to plan ahead and potentially alter their travel plans accordingly depending  Continue Reading

Governor’s Electric Ferries Proposal

Written on December 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

This just in from WSF… Governor Jay Inslee unveiled his “Clean Transportation” (PDF) proposal last week and it includes investments in electric-hybrid state ferries. This announcement gives us a peek into state investments in the 2019-2021 biennium and many of them focus on fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The governor has budgeted $64.3  Continue Reading

Temporary WSF Schedule Change

Written on October 19, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s the official word from Washington State Ferries about service disruption coming up next week… Reduced service on Anacortes/San Juan Islands route Oct. 22 to Nov. 4 With seven of our ferries in need of attention, we made the difficult decision late last week to temporarily downsize our Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, British Columbia route from  Continue Reading

Ferry Advisory Committee Seeks Input on Long Range Plan

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Washington State Ferries recently released the draft for their Long Range Plan looking out the next two decades to 2040. This has been a long time in the making, including meetings over the last year and public outreach by WSF this spring. The draft plan is now open for comment, and the final draft will  Continue Reading

FHHS band members to participate in UW Band Day

Written on September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm, by

We hear from Jill Urbach… “FHHS band members are on their way to participate in UW Band Day today. They’ll get to play on the field during half time tonight. Anna Faris was on our Ferry and was gracious enough to take a picture with all of us.”

On the Ferry

Written on September 6, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

From photographer John Miller, “Caught this young fellow (Eric)  practicing on the ferry the other day.” 

More Ferry Woes

Written on August 23, 2018 at 9:11 am, by

This came in yesterday from Washington State Ferries… On August 22, the M/V Hyak was removed from service for urgent motor repairs. The M/V Chelan will replace the Hyak on domestic San Juan Islands routes beginning on August 23 through August 29. Please see below for information on cancelled sailings and added/modified sailings during this  Continue Reading

Hello Suquamish!

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

WSF is excited to announce that we officially took delivery of our fourth 144-car ferry, Suquamish, late yesterday, July 26, from shipbuilder Vigor. Following outfitting, sea trials and crew training, the new Olympic Class ferry is scheduled to begin carrying passenger this fall. Suquamish will operate on the Mukilteo/Clinton route in the summer and will serve as  Continue Reading

For the love of our ferries…

Written on July 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s Weekly Ferry Update… Please spread the word that crab pots need to be weighted properly and/or dropped well away from ferry lanes. The Salish – which is on the Coupeville route – has ended up with multiple lines tangled up in it this week (including on Tuesday when pots  Continue Reading

Got Something to Share with WSF?

Written on May 31, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Dear San Juan Update, In a three days, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) will be sending you and 30,000 other members of the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) a link to a short survey on your use and views of the Washington State Ferry System (WSF). We welcome your help in getting people involved.  Continue Reading