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September 4, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Ferries: smooth sailing so far for the 12th Man

Hordes of Seahawks fans have been making the boat trip from Bainbridge or Bremerton into Seattle smoothly so far Thursday afternoon, said Capt. George Capacci, interim director of Washington State Ferries. “Everybody seems to be moving on time,” he said. By 2 p.m., ferry crews counted about 2,500 more passengers than usual, predominantly walk-aboards heading toward Sodo and…

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August 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Overloaded Seattle-bound ferry forced to turn back to Bremerton

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m. | There will be no charge for vehicles and walk-on passengers sailing from Seattle to Bremerton on the 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:50 ferries, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. |  State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson issued the following statement about the overloaded ferry: “I apologize to…

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August 4, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Investigators checking ferry video for missing Oregon woman

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Ore., woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. A couple who notified deputies told KPTV they…

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July 30, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Fumbled information made ferry delays worse, left riders fuming

An apparent lapse in communication within Washington State Ferries about ferry capacity made passenger delays even worse Tuesday after the breakdown of the M/V Tacoma, near Bainbridge Island. Only one boat remained on the Bainbridge-Seattle route, the Walla Walla. The Coast Guard gave permission Tuesday for the Walla Walla to carry 1,200 people between Bainbridge and Seattle, according…

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December 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Holiday cruise for disabled canceled; ferry shortage to blame

The Associated Press A ferry shortage has forced the Transportation Department to cancel its annual holiday cruise for people with developmental disabilities. The 90-minute cruise Saturday in Seattle would have carried nearly 1,000 people, including family members. Current and former ferry employees and other volunteers, including the Coast Guard and Seafair Pirates, have been operating the cruise for…

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December 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: First same-sex weddings … Afghan orphans … Bellevue development

Weather:  Rain in the morning, showers in the evening. That’s the wet forecast for today — a trend likely to carry over into Monday.   For more details, read the National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The I-5 express lanes are closed this morning through 10:15 a.m. for the annual Jingle Bell Run and Walk….

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November 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving ferry traffic

A friendly warning from the Washington Department of Transportation: Plan ahead for Thanksgiving ferry traffic! WSDOT expects the longest lines to be for westbound riders on Wednesday, Nov. 21 during the afternoon and evening, and both directions on the morning of Friday, Nov. 23. Check WSDOT’s ferry schedule to see if your route has extra…

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November 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Transportation Commission naming 2 new ferries

The Associated Press The Washington Transportation Commission is naming two new ferries at its meeting Tuesday in Tacoma. A three-member committee has been considering seven suggested names. They include Ivar Haglund and Tokitae. Haglund was the colorful founder of Ivar’s seafood chain. Tokitae is an orca better known as Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium. Five other names follow…

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