Update: West Seattle Water Taxi resumes service

4:38 PM: Just announced: King County is canceling the West Seattle Water Taxi route for the rest of the night. No formal word yet on the problem, but about 10 minutes before the announcement, Maggie had noted via Twitter that Rachel Marie hadn’t sailed at 4:15 pm and had some mechanical work going on. We’re checking to see if there’s any word yet about the likelihood of service resuming tomorrow morning. After multiple breakdowns, Rachel Marie is to be replaced soon by the newly acquired Spirit of Kingston, but last word from the county was that it wouldn’t happen before mid-May, because they had to finish training, followed by “regulatory inspections.”

6:07 PM: And – Rachel Marie has returned to service, leaving downtown a short time ago, the county has now announced.

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2 Replies to "Update: West Seattle Water Taxi resumes service"

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    Kit Case April 29, 2013 (6:03 pm)

    Just sailed from downtown at 6:00 pm, told Rachel Marie is back in service.

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      WSB April 29, 2013 (6:05 pm)

      Yes, I just got the text that they were resuming. Updating story. Thank you. – TR

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