Why are the ferries late so often?

So far, this has been the season of late-running ferries. According to Washington State Ferry Public Information Officer Ian Sterling, the problems mostly stem from the Yakima's propeller problem. It can't be fully repaired until space opens up in a repair facility at the end of July.

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Semi-truck transporting MRI scanner traps ferry riders for hours

A combination of factors - road construction, bent propellors, late-running ferries -  are making travel on Washington State Ferries in the San Juans a pretty miserable experience this spring. The winners of the worst ferry experience so far have to be the folks who tried to get home on the 8:25 p.m. sailing from Anacortes on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

"Nooooooo! The ferry was already two hours delayed and then THIS! 10:30 pm and apparently stuck!" Karin Roemers-Kleven photo and quote

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