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2017 0904 ferries

Two ferries at Dakota Creek at the same time recently, with the Salish in the foreground and the Hyak being towed in by the tug Garth Foss.

The state ferry system has had a tough time keeping enough boats running this summer. Shortrly before the Hyak was towed to Dakota Creek last week, the Kittitas left the boatyard after repairs.

The 1967-built Hyak was on the San Juan Islands route when it cooling system problems hit, calling for installation of a new service generator. 

The Salish ran aground into a sand bar while approaching the Coupeville dock recently and then crab pot lines were discovered tangled in the propulsion shaft.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,122 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

259 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,743 Fully Vaccinated
26,198 Doses Given


319,498 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,224 Hospitalizations

4,942 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 25, 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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