Stories tagged: ferry
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
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.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
Officials continue to investigate what caused a ferry grounding at a Washington port.
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018
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, …
Tue., June 19, 2018
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
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
Officials have suspended ferry service on San Juan Islands routes after a car plunged off a dock at Anacortes.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.
Mon., July 10, 2017
A new ferry service is now carrying passengers between Bremerton and downtown Seattle.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017
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 …
Sun., May 7, 2017
A riskier world prompted the Coast Guard to require more life rafts aboard Washington state ferries.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017
The ferry boat that operates between the Columbia River towns of Inchelium and Gifford in eastern Washington will continue operating this season.
Tue., March 28, 2017
People who work in galleys on state ferries are calling for health care insurance through their employer.
Wed., March 22, 2017
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
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.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Washington State Ferries said a private boat hit the ferry Chetzemoka on the run between Tacoma and the southern tip of Vashon Island.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Officials say a Washington state ferry sailing from Bremerton to Seattle had to turn back because of a fight between passengers.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
A ferry that once plied the Columbia River between Astoria and Washington state will soon be back in service as a tourist attraction.
Tue., May 10, 2016
Construction is beginning on Washington’s newest state ferry, the Suquamish.
Fri., April 29, 2016
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.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Washington State Ferries is investigating a hole the size of a quarter in the Samish, the state’s newest ferry.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016
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 …
Fri., April 18, 2014
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 …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
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Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
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,” …
Mon., March 4, 2013
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 …
Thu., April 19, 2012
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 …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011
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 …
Tue., June 28, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state ferry service hopes to put its newest 64-car vessel, the Salish, into service on Friday.