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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Muk/Clin: Kittitas facilities update 11/26
Until further notice, sink and galley water sources on the Kittitas are unavailable. Please note that the restrooms are working and hand sanitizer is available. The galley will remain closed. Snack and soda vending machines are available on the vessel. The Kittitas is currently sailing on the number one schedule and departs from Clinton on the half-hour and on the top of the hour from Mukilteo. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

PT/Coup - Update - Reservation Status 11/26
For Wednesday, November 26, vehicle reservation spaces from Port Townsend and from Coupeville are full for the remainder of the day. Stand-by space is full through the 5:15pm sailing in Port Townsend, and from Coupeville stand-by space is full through the 6:00pm sailing. Walk-on space is available on all sailings. Alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 05:01 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Two Hour Wait For Bainbridge And One Hour For Bremerton
There is currently an estimated two hour wait for vehicles departing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and a one hour wait for vehicles departing from Seattle to Bremerton due to heavy traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Muk/Clin - 90 Minute Wait Departing Mukilteo
There is currently an estimated 90 minute wait for vehicles departing from the Mukilteo terminal due to heavy traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Muk/Clin: Chelan galley closed, 11/26
Due to vessel repositioning, the galley on the Chelan will remain closed until Thursday, Nov. 27. Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessel.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Faunt/Va/SW: Issaquah galley closed, 11/26
Due to vessel repositioning, the galley on the Issaquah will remain closed until further notice. Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessel.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Edm/King - Update - Edmonds Terminal Wait Time - 2 hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated two hour wait departing the Edmonds terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessel. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder: Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule on 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Muk/Clin - Galley Hours for Thanksgiving Day
On Thursday, November 27, the galley hours for the Mukilteo/Clinton route will be as follows:

#1 Vessel: 5:30am - 5:00pm
#2 Vessel: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Galley hours for Thankgiving Day
On Thursday, November 27, the galley hours for the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be as follows:

Vessel #1: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Vessel #2: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Vessel #3: 7:00am - 1:00pm


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

PD/Tah - Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend-Holiday Schedule on 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Point Defiance/Tahlequah route will be on Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Sea/Brem - Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend-Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bremerton route will be on its regular weekday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Sea/BI - Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Seattle/Bainbridge route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Edm/King: Revised - Plan ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. On Thursday, Nov. 27, the Edmonds/Kingston route will operate on a Holiday schedule. Drivers and passengers should note that the 5:35 a.m. Kingston departure and the 6:20 a.m. Edmonds departure will not sail due to the holiday. Added sailings are the 9:10 p.m. departure from Kingston and the 9:50 p.m. departure from Edmonds.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Muk/Clin-Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend-Holiday Schedule on 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The Mukilteo/Clinton route will be on a Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

PT/Coup - Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend - Regular Schedule 11/27
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. WSF strongly recommends customers make vehicle reservations for travel on this route by visiting the WSF website or by calling 511. Heavy traffic is expected on this route beginning Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and through the Holiday weekend. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. Please make Reservations.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Ana/SJ - Reminder: Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Weekend-Extra An/FH Service 11/26
Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and both westbound and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. The route will be on its regular schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. On Wednesday, Nov. 26, there will be an extra trip to Friday Harbor departing from Anacortes at 1:50 pm. For schedule details and wait times please check the WSF website.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

PT/Coup, Ana/Sid - Fall Reservations Available
Reservations are now available for the fall sailing schedule on the Anacortes/Sidney, BC international, and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. Online reservations are available 24/7 at the Save a Spot website. WSF staff are currently available to assist our customers by phone from 7:00 am to 6:45 pm by calling 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Reminder - Season 2 of Seawall Construction
Season 2 of seawall construction has begun. Ferry terminal access on Alaskan Way has shifted one block south, from Spring Street to just south of the intersection of Madison Street. Pedestrian and bicycle access to Colman Dock will be maintained in the current locations.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:02 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.