West Seattle ferry alert: 2 days with 2 boats on Fauntleroy run

Capacity on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run of Washington State Ferries will be down a boat next Monday and Tuesday because the Tillikum has to go in for its annual inspection and the Klahowya isn’t available to replace it – it’s still out of service for repairs. So WSF has sent an alert about this, as well as posting notices at terminals and publishing the 2-boat schedule on its website (see it here). The Tillikum actually will be out of service for the inspection starting Sunday, but WSF will be adding the Yakima on the route, just for that day, before it moves to another run.

5 Replies to "West Seattle ferry alert: 2 days with 2 boats on Fauntleroy run"

  • TW May 17, 2012 (3:18 pm)

    Any word from Metro on adjustments to the 116 bus schedule to synch up with the changes on Monday and Tuesday?

  • Robert May 18, 2012 (7:06 am)

    I take the 5:45 am ferry from Vashon and the 116 into town each morning. Monday and Tuesday my ferry will leave at 5:20. Our 116 driver said as of this morning, he hadn’t heard anything about schedule changes for his morning run. I don’t know why we’d expect the two agencies to communicate with each other.

  • DB Coop May 18, 2012 (10:49 am)

    That is good news for West Seattle. Half of all our traffic congestion in the mornings comes from the ferry. Most speeders along Fauntleroy are ferry riders. West Seattle just does not need them.

  • miws May 18, 2012 (12:05 pm)

    That’ll be an awesome sight to see from beachside, at the south end of Lincoln Park, or at Cove Park, on Sunday to have the Super Class Yakima pull up to the dock, instead of the much smaller Issaquah Class, or Evergreen State Class boats!



    • WSB May 18, 2012 (12:23 pm)

      With ya there, Mike. As a ferry-ride fan, particularly appreciative of that class (the first Washington State Ferry I ever rode, as a tourist in 1988, was the Kaleetan), I hope to catch it sometime Sunday – after our coverage of the day’s events including the West Seattle 5K and car-free Seattle Summer Streets …

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