Two-boat ferry service returns to Edmonds-Kingston route

The Edmonds-Kingston ferry service is back to two boats.

KINGSTON — The Edmonds-Kingston ferry service is back to two boats.

The 124-vehicle Chelan joined the 188-vehicle Spokane by mid-day, July 31. The Chelan ran its first route at 11:55 a.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation website.

The ferry route was on a one-boat schedule due to the Tacoma being taken out of service on the Seattle-Bainbridge route, July 29. The Puyallup, which is typically used for Edmonds-Kingston, was moved south to provide more service to the Seattle-Bainbridge route.

The changes in the Edmonds-Kingston service caused delays of more than two hours at times.

Though the Edmonds-Kingston service is back on schedule, Anacortes and the San Juans are facing cancellations. The Chelan was moved from the San Juans.

“All international departures from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. are canceled for July 31 and Aug. 1 due to repositioning through the system,” according to the transportation website. And on Aug. 1 morning departures to and from Anacortes to Lopez Island are canceled.