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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

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 was killed in Stevens County…

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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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December 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Inside Bainbridge: Midwife recounts delivery of ferry boat baby Lucy

Therese Charvet thought her ferry ride to Seattle Thursday afternoon was going to be routine, but, well, it was anything but, she tells our community news partner Inside Bainbridge. When a call for medical assistance crackled over the ferry intercom, Charvet, a retired midwife, thought it was probably someone having a heart attack. But it was the…

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November 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Baby girl born on Bainbridge-Seattle ferry

UPDATE:  9 p.m. | The baby’s parents released a statement late Thursday night about their baby’s on-board birth: “We would like to thank the incredible crew of the Washington state ferry, Tacoma, and the kind people aboard who helped deliver our healthy baby, named Lucy, who came at lightning speed weighing 7 pounds, 3.6 ounces, and…

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