The Whatcom Chief will be out of service for dry dock repairs and maintenance starting the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11. The boat was originally expected to return to service on Saturday, Oct. 2, but the vessel is now expected to return to service on Sunday, Oct. 3. The return date is always tentative and subject to change.
This webpage will be updated as additional information becomes available.
Saturday, Oct. 2
Sunday, Oct. 3
Monday, Oct. 4
Whatcom County Public Works balances the transportation needs of the community with the need to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We ask that all passengers take the following precautions to keep our crew and our community healthy:
WCPW recognizes that the pandemic is evolving, and procedures may change if new health and safety mandates are instituted at the local, state, or federal level.
The contracted passenger-only ferry will provide service between Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point.
Our shuttle van is a surplus WTA 15-passenger van with a wheelchair lift. The shuttle must meet a very tight schedule. Please be at the shuttle van stop early to be sure of a ride. The maximum number of passengers allowed in the shuttle van at any one time is 15. No exceptions. See the South Loop and North Loop schedules below for pick up and drop off times.
It is extremely important that designated no parking areas are kept open and clear for the smooth operations of the ferry system, shuttle van, and for safety and fire access.
We would like to thank the Lummi Commercial Company for their gracious offer to allow Lummi Island residents to use areas marked in Exhibit AA during dry dock.
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