KINGSTON — The 202-vehicle Wenatchee was back in action for the 7:55 a.m. sailing from Kingston to Edmonds, Aug. 1.
The return of the Wenatchee allows the 124-vehicle Chelan to return to Anacortes. The Chelan filled in for the Puyallup while that ferry was on the Seattle-Bainbridge route.
The Wenatchee returned faster than expected from repairs to its stern tube seals. The ferry was expected to be out of service for about one week, beginning July 29, according to information sent July 25 by the Washington State Ferries.
With the return of the Wenatchee, ferry service should return to normal for the weekend of Aug. 2-3, according to information from The Daily Herald.
Ferry routes were shuffled after the Tacoma from the Seattle-Bainbridge route was taken out of service, July 29. The Tacoma lost propulsion power during an afternoon sailing.