Quarterly Passenger Information

Cars On the Ferry

2016


  
Quarter   Total Trips Total Passengers Total Vehicles
1st Qtr. 3,070  39,065  26,200
2nd Qtr. 3,193  50,576  31,963
3rd Qtr. 3,068  55,025  28,443
4th Qtr.  
 
 
 2015
Quarter  Total Trips   Total Passengers   Total Vehicles 
1st Qtr 3,048
37,491
25,424
 2nd Qtr. 
3,186
48,764
32,158
 3rd Qtr. 
3,062
53,823
28,647
 4th Qtr. 3,125 41,092  27,651
2014
 
Quarter Total Trips Total Passengers Total Vehicles
1st Qtr. 3,022 34,166 23,598
2nd Qtr. 3,184 47,260 30,336
3rd Qtr. 3,050 53,400 29,736
4th Qtr. 3,132
41,972
27,920
2013
Quarter Total Trips Total Passengers Total Vehicles
1st Qtr. 3,049 36,480 24,452
2nd Qtr. 3,171 45,168 29,807
3rd Qtr. 3,035 49,899 26,333
4th Qtr. 3,120 39,770 26,002

2012
Quarter Total Trips Total Passengers Total Vehicles
1st Qtr. 3,073 37,927
24,545
2nd Qtr. 3,180 48,320 30,428
3rd Qtr. 3,086 55,248 27,618
4th Qtr. 3,139 40,989 26,745

2011
Quarter Total Trips Total Passengers Total Vehicles
1st Qtr. 3,052 38,400 24,182
2nd Qtr. 3,156 48,318 29,028
3rd Qtr. 3,079 56,382 27,019
4th Qtr. 3,122 42,701 27,935

Additional Information
The Whatcom County ferry system operates 365 days a year. The Whatcom Chief is 93.5 feet long with a beam of 44.1 feet and a displacement of 78 tons. This vessel was built in 1962 and has a capacity of 100 passengers and 20 vehicles. The Whatcom Chief is the only link for the majority of Lummi Island residents and all vehicles to the mainland at Gooseberry Point, a trip of 0.8 miles and about 5 minutes, not including loading and unloading times. The ferry is also a link for a number of summer residents and vacationers.

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