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Washington State Ferries has scheduled an open house and christening for the newest ferry, the M/V Samish, at the Anacortes ferry landing next week.

The event on Wednesday, May 20, includes an open house from 10am - 4pm and a formal ceremony at 1:30 pm. Washington state First Lady Trudi Inslee will christen the vessel, which is scheduled to go into service between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands next month.

The ferry system is promising tours of the wheelhouse, refreshments, and activities for kids, as well as a tribal ceremony involving the Samish Indian Nation.

Visitors coming from the mainland may park in the upper lot of the Anacortes terminal. Visitors coming from the islands are encouraged to walk onto the ferry to Anacortes. Passengers arriving via ferry will be issued tickets for free walk-on return passage, valid for same-day travel.

The event is free and open to the public and is ADA accessible.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 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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