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How to avoid kerfuffles afloat

How to avoid kerfuffles afloat

By Walt Elliott Kingston Community News, Columnist With trumpets and the sound of the horn, the boating season is upon us… Honk! Honk! Honk! Hoonk!… Continue reading

 

In the future, ferries could be powered by LNG or electricity

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

 

Introducing MV Suquamish, the state’s newest ferry

Introducing MV Suquamish, the state’s newest ferry

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

 

<em>Hood Canal Bridge.   </em>Don Clotfelter/WSDOT

Effects from Hood Canal Bridge disaster felt today | FerryFare

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

<em>Hood Canal Bridge.   </em>Don Clotfelter/WSDOT

State ferry Spokane: More than good looks |FerryFare

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

A look at the possible future of various ferry classes | FerryFare

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

By Walt Elliot / June 2017

Fare policy changes | FerryFare

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

By Walt Elliot / June 2017
‘Nap Tyme,’ the driverless boat | FerryFare

‘Nap Tyme,’ the driverless boat | FerryFare

“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

‘Nap Tyme,’ the driverless boat | FerryFare