When we finally leap into our summer ferry schedule we’ll be landing in a fleet that’s two boats short. When…
Boaters must be dead slow when within 500 yards of a ferry and get no closer than 100 yards. If you find yourself inside 100 yards, like if the outboard fell off, call the ferry or the Coast Guard on channel 13 of 16 for instructions.
This winter, the Legislature added $6 million for general ferry maintenance and $3 million for emergency repairs. This is an appreciated, albeit overdue, step on the comeback trail for a healthy fleet.
They should be in a PEMCO Northwest profile ad …
Those determined riders who and burn off stress and calories by walking laps while riding the ferry.
One lap on the Spokane measures 663 feet. Ten laps per trip, and adding the walk up and down the ramps figures out at 1.6 to 1.7 miles. With over three miles per roundtrip, Kingston’s ferrywalkers leave Green Lake’s “Powerwalkers” eating their dust.
Asphalt in the ferry holding lot has been replaced with pervious concrete, which is like regular concrete without the sand.
Now rain water, reindeer discharge, and vehicle drippings will go straight through the pavement into the 10 feet of beach sand below, where it will be a meal for bacteria that just love petroleum products. Currently, this stuff washes directly into the cove.