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(Above) J50's mother, J16, breaches while J50's brother, J26, swims nearby on August 18, 2018 on the west side of San Juan Island. (Below) J50 following J16 August 18. Photos by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786.

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Events this weekend: August 24-26

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Ferries

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WSF explains how Orcas fairgoers ended up stranded in Friday Harbor

WSF explains how Orcas fairgoers ended up stranded in Friday Harbor

On Saturday evening August 18, 2018, after the San Juan Island County Fair ended, several “tall” vehicles destined for Orcas Island were left at the Friday Harbor ferry terminal. These vehicles were mostly transporting livestock, which...

Kaleetan slowly headed our way; Yakima going in for repairs

Kaleetan slowly headed our way; Yakima going in for repairs

Washington State Ferries Yakima has been sailing slowly with a damaged prop for weeks. It is scheduled to finally get into a maintenance facility July 30.

More traffic on WSF July 20-22 weekend than any in 2017

More traffic on WSF July 20-22 weekend than any in 2017

Last weekend, July 20-22,  was busier than any weekend in 2017 for Washington State Ferries. A total of 389,802 people traveled on a ferry.  The busiest in 2017 was the weekend before the Fourth of July...

New ferry Suquamish joins state fleet

New ferry Suquamish joins state fleet

SEATTLE – A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor. The Suquamish is scheduled to begin to carry passengers this fall...

Fall ferry reservations open July 31

Fall ferry reservations open July 31

Washington State Ferries Fall reservations open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The Fall schedule runs from September 30, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

4th Olympic Class ferry undergoing sea trials

4th Olympic Class ferry undergoing sea trials

A fourth new 144-car Olympic-Class ferry, the Suquamish, is undergoing builder sea trials this week. This fall, it will be handed over to Washington State Ferries after finishing touches and crew training. It will  operate on the...

Ferry avoids crab pot placed in approach to terminal

Ferry avoids crab pot placed in approach to terminal

Saturday morning, July 14, the captain and crew of the Washington State Ferry Samish had to do some fancy manuevering to avoid a crab pot that had been placed directly in front of the approach to...

Careful where you drop that crab pot

SEATTLE – Ferries and crabbing are synonymous with the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean they should tangle with each other. In summer 2017, crab pot line entanglements caused three vessels in the Washington State Ferries fleet...

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