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September 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Whoops! That Bremerton-Seattle ferry wasn’t really overloaded Aug. 15

A state inquiry found that the ferry Cathlamet wasn’t truly overloaded on Aug. 15, the day it returned to Bremerton and 484 passengers had to walk off the vessel. It turns out that the real number of passengers on the 4:20 p.m. run from Bremerton to Seattle was actually near the maximum allowable load of 1,200…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Cathlamet, ferries, Seahawks

April 2, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Dispatcher sends mom to the rescue

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. | CATHLAMET, Wahkaikum County (AP) —A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff’s office patrol boat. A 45-year-old kayaker was hanging onto a log piling Sunday afternoon…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Cathlamet, Columbia River, kayak