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The ferry Elwha had to be towed to the Anacortes ferry terminal after its engines failed near Shaw Island this morning. A smaller ferry will replace the Elwha while repairs are under way.

Washington State Ferries says the Elwha is out of service until later this week.

The 90-car ferry Sealth is being moved this afternoon from the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility to replace the 144-car Elwha while necessary repairs are made.

WSF says service will return to normal when the Sealth makes the scheduled 6:50 p.m. sailing tonight to Lopez and Orcas Island.

The Elwha had about 100 cars and 200 passengers on board when it was towed to Anacortes.

Three other ferries remain on San Juan Island routes.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

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


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

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

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 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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