Guemes Ferry Non-Skid Deck Coating
Next week: "We now have half of the car deck completed. No work on the painting project will take place today, Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Loads will not be limited; the ferry is operating at full capacity. Painting on the car deck will resume next week (Monday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 28). We have good weather, and we need to finish up the project. We will be sectioning off small areas each day. This means that loads will be limited by 2-3 cars most days; at worst, one day we would need to limit loads by about 5 cars. We will do extra runs when we can. Please allow for extra wait time in line, and arrive early for your desired sailing. We will do a double 11:15 am run every day next week except Thursday, Sept. 27. On Thursday, Sept. 27, the lane markings will be re-painted. This paint dries very quickly if applied at 60 degrees, so it will be drivable by 1:00 pm." -Rachel Rowe

Ferry Manager Answers Questions About The Deck Coating

A Rose By Any Other Name
On the origin of place names around us. ...the present name was given by Commander Charles Wilkes in 1841 for a Fiji Islander named Vendovi who was a prisoner on one of his ships having been arrested for the murder of an American seaman in the Fiji Islands... [Read more]

Deer Hunting Season Opens
Archery - September 1-28, Muzzleloader - September 29-October 7, Modern Firearm - October 13-31 with second openings and Special Permit days. [Read more]

Ferry Tales: Wrenching Rumors
On that morning, we needed a mechanic on board to notice that something was about to go wrong and, because the signal was faint, we needed that particular mechanic, with his decades of experience and knowledge of how that boat sounds, looks, feels and how it smells. [Read more]

Modified Burn Ban In Effect
The full air quality burn ban has been lifted. A modified burn ban for all residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County is again in effect. Skagit County will no longer issue permits for these activities and existing permits are suspended. Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and two feet high remain allowed within enclosures and when safety precautions are followed. Recreational or cooking fires can consist only of charcoal, seasoned firewood or propane-fueled firepits.

Skagit County's BUILD Grant Application
Skagit County is applying for a $10 million federal grant to build a new electric Guemes Island ferry. "Skagit County Public Works seeks contract design and construction funding to procure a 32-car electric ferry for service to Guemes Island...Skagit County will be responsible for all project costs beyond the BUILD grant amount, above, for a total funding/financing responsibility of $11.7 million. Skagit County intends to finance these direct capital costs with a Skagit County Limited Tax General Obligation (LTGO) Bond."  County BUILD Grant Application

Wayback: We reserved the domain name in December 2002 and started LineTime early 2003. This was the home page in July 2003. [Read more]

Notice of Public Hearing On Critical Areas Variance Application, Mills

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 8.29.18

From Our Island Organizations


Sunday, September 23, 2018
12:15 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018
12:15 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:15 PM

Guemes Island Historical Society