Peak Season Schedule And Fares In Effect

Remembering Corinne Thomas

Again At The Bottom Of The Bridge Report
Once again the Guemes Ferry Docks (both sides) are the lowest rated structures in the County. Nothing seems to have been done to address those issues last year due to "insufficient funds”. "We have received federal funding through the Federal “Ferry Boat Program”...The County’s intentions are to start repairing or addressing these issues starting in 2018 and finishing up in 2019." [Read more]

Plan B: Refit The Guemes Ferry
"... two new Caterpillar tier 3 engines and new azimuthing Schottel outdrives, including haul-out, engineering and construction costs for $1,125, from the Volkswagen Settlement...[covers] up to 100% of the cost of a repower with a new diesel or Alternate Fueled (e.g. CNG, propane, Hybrid) engine(s), including the costs of installation of such engine(s)...Up to 100% of the cost of a repower with a new All-Electric engine(s)...none of the money will be spent on new construction of ferries..." [Read more]

Guemes Island Firefighters' Pancake Feed
Saturday May 26, 7:30-10:30 am, Community Church. [Read more]

Storytelling With Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald
Saturday, May 26, 2 pm, Community Center. Come play along with Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald as she shares her audience-participation folktales from around the world. [Read more]

Surprise Coast Guard Inspection
On Friday, April 13, in the middle of the 2pm ferry run, the Coast Guard pulled the Guemes Ferry out of service, insisting that an immediate inspection of the ferry must be done, causing significant disruption to riders for several hours. We asked Rachel Rowe why: "We inadvertently missed an inspection, and upon being notified by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), they had us return to the Anacortes dock until they could dispatch an Inspector....:  [Read more]

No Ferry Taxing District - $7.5 Million Ask
"The Board of County Commissioners clarified to CRAB on April 19 that they did not intend to form a ferry district..." [Read more]

The Murray Read Pavilion
"To Guemes Islanders’ joy, the Murray Read Pavilion is very near completion. Glen Veal and Mike Gwost, the two most dedicated builders and their helpers, are finishing the roof in preparation for turning the new pavilion over to Skagit County Parks. [Read more]Murray Read Pavilion Dedication

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 5.15.18

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