Notice all the unusual ferry traffic off of the drive lately? WSDOT is putting two boats through the paces prior to Coast Guard safety inspections.
The Samish is the latest 144 car Olympic class boat that will join the San Juan Island fleet this summer. She’s the second of three new boats designed to replace some of the aging Evergreen State Class ferries that were built in the 1950’s.
The MV Tacoma is the infamous jumbo that blew a few fuses in late July and left hundreds stranded. An employee from WSDOT (West Seattle resident & a BDB reader!) told me she was very excited to see this ferry rejoin the Bainbridge route starting in April.
Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog