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June 7, 2021

Whatcom County Ferry Department

Emergency Repair Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry on Wednesday, June 9

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9th, for repairs to the Gooseberry Point dock hydraulic system. The last maintenance outage revealed failures that must be addressed in a timely fashion, to avoid an unscheduled shutdown of the ferry system.

In summary:

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of service Wednesday, June 9th, from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • The last morning run from the Gooseberry Point side will be 9:50 a.m. and the last morning run from the Lummi Island side will be 10 a.m. 
  • No additional runs will be made to clear the docks after the last posted run time. 
  • The repair outage must start on time; travelers should plan accordingly for island travel.

Repair activities are weather dependent, and the times and/or date may change.  If schedule changes occur, updates will be posted at www.whatcomcounty.us/ferry.The Public Works Department would like to thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and patience during these necessary repairs. 

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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