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January 22, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Ferry Kalakala arrives at scrap yard in Tacoma

The ferry Kalakala is pushed into a graving yard on the Blair Waterway early Thursday morning in Tacoma. The ferry was towed two miles from the Hylebos Waterway, where it has been moored for a decade. (Peter Haley / The News Tribune) The Associated Press A tug boat maneuvers the Kalakala on the Blair Waterway…


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December 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Edmonds-Kingston ferry back in service after brief delay

The Associated Press UPDATE, 2:20 p.m. | The Washington State Ferries route between Edmonds and Kingston is back in service after a brief delay. The agency said Monday afternoon that the disruption was prompted by “operational constraints.” Ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey said crews had reported issues with the dock and with the rudder of the Walla Walla…


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November 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

New ferry named Chimacum

BREMERTON — Chimacum was chosen as the name for the newest Washington state ferry because workers and the state Transportation Commission wanted to avoid any possible confusion that would arise from having another ferry that begins with S. The commission selected the name at its meeting Wednesday in Lakewood. Construction on the $123 million ferry begins this…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police. State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they…


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July 31, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Anacortes to Sidney, B.C., ferry canceled for today, Friday

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Ferry riders can expect long waits on some Puget Sound routes as the ferry system shuffles boats and changes schedules in response to vessel problems. The ferry Tacoma has been out of service for repairs since Tuesday when it lost power on the busy Seattle-Bainbridge Island route. A ferry was shifted from the…


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March 18, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Tuesday Memo: Firefighter’s side of story … Wolf shot … Ferry fee on car tabs

National Weather Service forecast Who was the victim here? One firefighter said he was a victim in the beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square over the weekend. Witnesses and prosecutors say, hey, not so fast, pal. Seattle’s fire chief has apologized for the attack. Wolf killed: A black female wolf…


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January 10, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Washington ferries start winter schedule Sunday

The Associated Press Washington state ferries start their winter sailing schedule on Sunday. Service to Sidney, British Columbia, is suspended and fewer sailings are scheduled in the San Juan Islands and on some other routes. The winter schedule is in effect through April 5. Schedule details are online.


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September 10, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Woman pulled from water after jumping from Bainbridge ferry

UPDATE 2:45 P.M. | The U.S. Coast Guard says the woman they rescued is in good condition after a 25-foot Seattle-based Coast Guard boat spotted her in the water. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn said the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The Seattle Fire Department says she is in stable condition. A 45-foot Coast Guard boat, Coast Guard…


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July 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Ferry hits seaplane dock in Victoria, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C (AP) — A ferry crushed a seaplane dock in Victoria as it was backing out of its berth Wednesday night in the inner harbor. No one was hurt and no planes or boats were damaged. The ferry Coho continued on its schedule, crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles. Officials are investigating…


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May 14, 2013 at 5:49 AM

Passenger goes berserk on Washington ferry

The Associated Press A Seattle police officer was bitten while arresting a man who threatened passengers with a knife on a state ferry from Bremerton. The ferry terminal in Seattle was locked down Monday night while officers went aboard to arrest the man who had locked himself in the galley. The officer who was bitten was taken to…


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