Guemes Island Ferry
Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
Guemes Island Ferry service changes in response to COVID-19
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Ferry Haul Out Scheduled for Spring, 2023
The next scheduled ferry haul-out is planned in March/April, 2023. We do not have exact dates yet; the project still needs to go out for bid. The vessel's Certificate of Inspection mandates the ferry go out of service for maintenance no later than March 31, 2023. It is estimated the outage will be 21-28 days, during which time passenger-only service will be provided. We should be able to announce final dates for next year's haul-out later this summer. We will keep you posted.
What kind of work items are scheduled?
The Ferry Dock Rehabilitation Project is entering the construction phase. IMCO General Construction was awarded the contract for $463,934 on June 7, 2021. This project will replace three concrete girders that Skagit County was not able to replace during the dock reconstruction in 2011. These girders are located under the NE corner of the dock, well outside of the area where vehicular traffic drives. These three girders are the main factor in the lower sufficiency rating given to the Anacortes dock. Construction is estimated to begin winter, 2021. Once this project is complete, the Washington State Department of Transportation will re-evaluate the sufficiency rating of the docks during its next bridge inspection.