FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth down to 1 boat until early morning

9:09 PM: Just in from Washington State Ferries:

The #2 Kittitas is tying up at Vashon due to lack of Coast Guard qualified crew. #1 Issaquah will make an unscheduled stop to pick up Fauntleroy traffic. (updated 9:40 pm) #2 Kittitas will plan to resume service tomorrow for a late 05:20 a.m. Vashon to Fauntleroy sailing tomorrow morning. The #1 vessel schedule will be the only schedule running tomorrow morning on 5/12/21, until the late 05:20 a.m. Vashon to Fauntleroy sailing resumes the two-boat schedule.

The route was supposed to be on a 3-boat schedule as of Sunday but a vessel shortage has pushed that back at least a month.

WEDNESDAY MORNING: The Kittitas is back in service and the route is back to two boats.

4 Replies to "FERRY ALERT: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth down to 1 boat until early morning"

  • John Nelson May 12, 2021 (4:24 am)

    Typical, I’m getting so tired 😫 of the crappie service. They jack rates up and the service goes down.If this were a private business they would be out of business.

    • Jeff May 12, 2021 (12:05 pm)

      If it were a private business there would be no ferry service at all, and then the majority wouldn’t have to subsidize  the rich few that feel like they have the right to live on a rural island while maintaining an easy commute into a major city.    

    • KM May 12, 2021 (3:37 pm)

      If that were true, most telecoms would be out of business :-)

  • Rick May 12, 2021 (5:16 pm)

    Apologists, all. Well, mostly. Seems to be fairly common in these parts. There are plenty of others who don’t live on an island. (Whine) but but but they can drive around! There IS a ferry at the other end. But but but we’d have to drive to it and drive alllll the way in from Tacoma. This place amazes me quite often and I grew up picking strawberries on Vashon (from West Seattle) and commuted from Port Orchard to West Seattle) for many wears and have a shop in West Seattle for just short of 45 years. Maybe I can get some consideration.

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