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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

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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