Glosten Presents Ferry Concept Design
Glosten presented preliminary ferry designs and cost estimates to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, November 21. "Replacing the Guemes Island Ferry with an electric vessel may cost $9.3 million more than going with a diesel ferry...although  the costs of operating and maintaining an electric ship are expected to be “substantially lower” than that of a traditional diesel vessel. Glosten is weighing five propulsion systems, ranging from all-electric to traditional diesel to a plug-in hybrid…Overall construction estimates range from $16 million to $27 million." Skagit Valley Herald

Glosten's Slide Presentation To Commissioners

Video Of Glosten's Presentation To Commissioners

Glosten Repeats Presentation On New Ferry
Friday, December 1, 3 pm, Anacortes Library, 1220 10 Street, Lobby Conference Room


Skagit Land Trust: Saving Kelly's Point
Skagit Land Trust has partnered with community members in a fundraising effort to purchase and permanently protect Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point (the immense bluffs, undeveloped coastal forest and over 3,000 feet of marine shoreline) on the southwestern corner of Guemes Island. [Read more]

Public tour of Kelly's Point, Saturday, December 2, 10:30-11:30 am. [RSVP]

The Soup “Bluffet” To Save Kelly’s Point
Saturday, December 2, noon, Community Center. Have a bowl of soup. Listen as Skagit Land Trust’s Molly Doran presents an update on the campaign to Save Kelly’s Point. [Read more]



Remembering 'Mo' Halpin
Guemes was where she felt most content while spending time with family and friends taking long walks on the beach, collecting agates and cooking lots of delicious meals.  [Read more]


Answers To More Questions On Dock Repairs
"as funding becomes available...funding constraints limit...limited amount of funding...when funding becomes available..."   [Read more]

Ferry Docks Condition Worse Than Any Bridge In County
After Mr. Randall-Grutter explained that Skagit County has allowed both ferry docks to deteriorate due to "insufficient funds," we had one more question. [Read more]

Has The County Neglected The Ferry Docks?

Public Works Responds To Ferry Dock Concerns


The CRAB Board And The Ferry Taxing District
The Commissioners are getting conflicting legal advice on this question. The County’s lawyer and a private lawyer in Seattle have told them the statutes do NOT make money available for vehicle ferries.  CRAB’s lawyers say they DO make such money available. [Read more]

The Legislation Allowing Ferry Taxing Districts
In 2007 the Washington State Legislature authorized King County to create a ferry taxing district to collect revenue to establish  passenger-only ferry service between Seattle and Vashon Island... [Read more]


Glosten's Ferry Capacity Study
"Glosten is in the process of calculating the maximum number of vehicles that could be carried while maintaining a schedule of two round-trips per hour.... Therefore, the new ferry will have a capacity of 32 vehicles."  [Read more]


The Charles Feld Case Reports  
[4.10.2010]  A call to 911, reporting an assault, led to an overwhelming and unprecedented response by many Sheriff officers, a Skagit County High Risk Team, SWAT team, negotiator, an ATF bomb-sniffing K-9 team, Skagit County Fire Marshals, plus the Guemes Island Fire Department. In the end, Charles Feld surrendered and was subsequently convicted of attempted murder, arson and weapons violations and sentenced to 80-112 years in prison. [Read more]


Skagit County Notice of Development Application, LeMaister, 11.15.17


Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 11.2.17

From Our Island Organizations

Saturday, November 25, 2017
5:00 PM