FERRIES: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth three-boat service delayed at least a month

(M/V Wenatchee, seen from West Seattle – March photo by Stewart L.)

Washington State Ferries had been planning to launch spring/summer three-boat service on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run tomorrow … but a major boat out of service elsewhere in the system has led to a cascading effect of changed plans. M/V Wenatchee is out of service for several months because of the April engine fire, WSF says, and so, according to its announcement, “Losing one of our largest ferries combined with continued pandemic-related crewing shortages for quarantines and vaccinations has forced WSF to make difficult decisions affecting service on (several) routes when peak-season schedules begin on Sunday, May 9.” That includes holding off until at least June 7th for three-boat Triangle Route service. WSF also notes that the 90-vehicle M/V Sealth will join the route from May 13th until at least June 27th, since M/V Issaquah will be moving to the Seattle-Bainbridge run.

2 Replies to "FERRIES: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth three-boat service delayed at least a month"

  • Rick May 9, 2021 (3:02 am)

    No problem for folks getting to work.  Let’s just shut down I5 for a month or so and see how that works. Then listen to the politicians scream.  Perfect compliment to the West Seattle bridge. I live in Port Orchard and have had a business in West Seattle for over 40 years. Good effing bye. So glad the state hates me but extorts money for lavish lifestyles. Should have listened to Mom when she said to go into government work.

    • Jort May 9, 2021 (10:26 am)

      You think that the state of Washington … literally … hates you???? Did they shut down the entire ferry route, most specifically because they … hate you?

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