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When we finally leap into our summer ferry schedule we’ll be landing in a fleet that’s two boats short. When breakdowns occur there won’t be… Continue reading
To kick off our northwest boating season, a local ship captain recommends reading “How to Avoid Huge Ships” by John Trimmer. Here’s a no-frills distillation… Continue reading
Washington passes a new budget every other year. During even numbered years, that budget is revised to reflect changes in costs, revenue and priorities. While… Continue reading
Ferries kicked off their long range planning process here with about dozen posters on challenges and considerations facing the system through 2040. A half dozen… Continue reading
Last month, we went over WSF’s plan to replace our aging boats with a standard-design boat that can work anywhere in the system. These are… Continue reading
Suquamish, our newest ferry, was christened last month at the Vigor Shipyard in Seattle. Members of the Suquamish Tribe sang songs, shared cool gifts and… Continue reading
Brrrr … The spaces between the glass panes that allow the wind to blow through Kingston’s passenger ramp are there to allow the panes to… Continue reading
The most obvious result of Spokane’s fall overhaul is the gleaming new job and signage. Less noticeable but perhaps more important are the eight life… Continue reading
From now and through 2018, Washington State Ferries will be conjuring its Long-Range Plan for our boats, service, fares and terminals. This month, we’ll look… Continue reading
The proposed fare increases for this October are 2.9 percent for vehicles and 2.5 percent for passengers. Next year, they will be 2.5 percent for… Continue reading
“Nap Tyme” was aptly named as she cruised through Dalco Passage (Tacoma Narrows) on auto pilot with her skipper down below. Like the “Little Engine… Continue reading
So long, old timer | FerryFare
Do the Port of Kingston’s Christmas lights have you thinking, “That must have been a really big trip to Costco”? It’s actually volunteers who turn… Continue reading
Let’s go over the pros and cons. Pros: cost and convenience, downtown vitality, and bringing new families to Kingston. Cons: downtown will change, reliability is… Continue reading
Kick off your holiday season with cookies and enlightening conversation at Kingston’s public ferry meeting Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Kingston Community Center.
Kingston’s public ferry meeting has been pushed back to June 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Kingston Community Center; same great cookies and conversation.
For me, a Kingston foot ferry would be like winning the lottery after buying tickets for a decade and half.
Last month, Edmonds updated the progress of its Waterfront Access Study. This is about finding a solution to the five-way cluster of cars, trains and pedestrians at the ferry landing.