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The annual Guemes Island Ferry haul-out will take place starting Wednesday, from September 24 through October 14.

The M/V Guemes will depart Anacortes for Foss Shipyard in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m. The car ferry’s last run will occur Tuesday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m. The vessel is scheduled to return to regular service Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 a.m.

To improve reliability, lower costs, and protect capital improvement, Skagit County adopted a maintenance program that includes an annual dry-docking of the Guemes Island Ferry. Work to be done on the vessel during the haul-out period includes hull cleaning and painting, zinc replacement, UT shots of the hull and fire system piping, replacing hydraulic and oil lines for main engines and outdrives, removing, re-conditioning and re-installing propellers, replacing seals in outdrives, piping modifications and steel renewal in the engine rooms, painting of the house, car deck and voids and other maintenance items.

In addition, the M/V Guemes will be inspected by the US Coast Guard for its required dry dock credit.

Arrow Launch will provide passenger-only service beginning September 24, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. that will operate according to the regular sailing schedule. This service will operate from the ferry’s regular docks in Anacortes and on Guemes Island. Please note the passenger-only service will operate on the peak sailing schedule through September 30, 2014.

Beginning October 1, 2014, the service will operate on the non-peak sailing schedule. The sailing schedules and passenger fares can be found at The passenger-only vessel accommodates 49 passengers and carries both bicycles and small motorbikes. Skagit Transit will provide a bus on Guemes Island to provide transportation to and from the ferry dock.

More information, as it becomes available, will be published on the Ferry service website.

Photo: "Guemes Ferry" by Dustin Creviston Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,564 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

287 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
34,545 Fully Vaccinated
49,322 Initial Doses Given


355,387 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,292 Hospitalizations

5,362 Deaths Statewide
1,765,245 Fully Vaccinated
2,677,748 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 15, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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