More Details on the Passenger-Only Ferries


The view from the ferry.

My friend Ed Friedrich wrote a story for Saturday's Kitap Sun about the pending sale of WSF's fast-foot ferries to a Bay-Area group that included some interesting new information:

-- Golden Gate Ferries will likely get both the Chinook and the Snohomish for between $4.5 and $5 million. TOTAL. WSF spent $9.7 and $9.8 each when the ferries were delivered in 1998 and 1999.

-- Although Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo), a member of the house transportation committee, told us she hadn't heard any talk of retaining the boats, Rep. Christine Rolfes (D-Bainbridge) Island -- also a member of the transportation committee -- told the Kitsap Sun that legislators had recently discussed keeping the boats, but that Golden Gate's offer was too attractive to pass up.

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