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100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Car bridge over Columbia opens; striking miners return to work

The first auto suspension bridge over the Columbia River was opened near Chelan Falls, a few miles above Wenatchee.

Land Ho!: Ferry runs aground at Washington port

Officials continue to investigate what caused a ferry grounding at a Washington port.

UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018

Indonesia identifies location of sunken ferry

Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded passenger ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreckage, …

Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

Indonesian officials said that 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed, as distraught …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

Car plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes

Officials have suspended ferry service on San Juan Islands routes after a car plunged off a dock at Anacortes.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Portland man with high bid for Alaska ferry plans boat hotel

The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.

New ferry carries passengers between Bremerton and Seattle

A new ferry service is now carrying passengers between Bremerton and downtown Seattle.

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. At least three people have been confirmed …

Washington ferries required to carry more life rafts

A riskier world prompted the Coast Guard to require more life rafts aboard Washington state ferries.

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

Agreement will keep Inchelium-Gifford ferry running

The ferry boat that operates between the Columbia River towns of Inchelium and Gifford in eastern Washington will continue operating this season.

Ferry galley workers call for health insurance benefits

People who work in galleys on state ferries are calling for health care insurance through their employer.

South Korean ferry that sank three years ago lifted from sea

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment …

Retired ferry to become floating entertainment venue

A state ferry may get a second life as an entertainment venue. The Kitsap Sun reports that Washington State Ferries announced Monday that the retired ferry Hiyu has been sold …

Credit card data of Pierce County ferry riders compromised

The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.

Coast Guard fines man $9,500 for laser strike on state ferry

A Whidbey Island man must pay a $9,500 civil penalty for shining a high-powered blue laser at a Washington state ferry in 2015.

Boat hits Washington state ferry; no injuries

Washington State Ferries said a private boat hit the ferry Chetzemoka on the run between Tacoma and the southern tip of Vashon Island.

Bremerton ferry turns around due to fight between passengers

Officials say a Washington state ferry sailing from Bremerton to Seattle had to turn back because of a fight between passengers.

Historic ferry returns to Astoria as tourist attraction

A ferry that once plied the Columbia River between Astoria and Washington state will soon be back in service as a tourist attraction.

Construction of newest Washington state ferry begins

Construction is beginning on Washington’s newest state ferry, the Suquamish.

Man fined $100,000 for pointing laser at ferry wheelhouse

U.S. Coast Guard officials have fined a Washington man $100,000 for allegedly pointing a high-powered laser at the ship’s wheelhouse last October.

State investigating corrosion on newest ferry

Washington State Ferries is investigating a hole the size of a quarter in the Samish, the state’s newest ferry.

100 years ago on the Inland Northwest: Bitter cold forces dangerous travel conditions

From our archives, 100 years ago The region was experiencing a bitter cold wave, and several travelers told of harrowing experiences in their attempts to arrive at Spokane for the …

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation; hundreds still missing

MOKPO, South Korea – Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of …

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High-tech ferry christened on shores of Columbia River

KELLER FERRY LANDING – The MV Sanpoil on Wednesday slipped away from her south shore terminal, quietly gliding across the Columbia River on her maiden voyage. “Ah, this is nice,” …

Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail

For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …

Judge dismisses lawsuit in ferry case

A federal judge in Spokane has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to create competition to the lone ferry operator that serves the town of Stehekin on Lake Chelan. The lawsuit …

Plump passengers prompt change on Washington ferries

The Washington state ferry service will never say, “Not so fast, fatso,” but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation’s largest ferry system because passengers have been …

New Washington ferry may sail Friday

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state ferry service hopes to put its newest 64-car vessel, the Salish, into service on Friday.