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Posted on: September 16, 2021

High Winds and Tides Could Cause Ferry Service Delays or Suspensions on Friday

The winter storm coming on Friday, Sept. 17, is expected to cause high winds that could cause ferry service suspensions or delays. Please be patient if this happens. Your safety is always our highest priority!

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Lummi Island Ferry Passengers Should Use Extreme Caution on Ramps During Low Morning Tides

Lower than normal tides for this time of the year are causing steep inclines on the ferry’s passenger ramp during morning runs. We ask that anyone who must travel during this time use extreme caution when using the ramps. These low tides will co...

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

County Forced to Tow Four Vehicles from Area Marked No Parking on Gooseberry Point

Thanks to everyone who followed our parking maps and signage on where to park - and where not to park - vehicles on the mainland during dry dock. As we mentioned in our email on Aug. 25 and marked in our parking maps, and talked about on our dry dock webp...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Dry Dock Outage of the Whatcom Chief Starts Saturday

The annual dry dock outage of the Whatcom Chief starts this Saturday, Sept. 11. There are a few changes from past years that we want to make sure everyone is aware of before the big day:

Friday, Sept. 10

  • This is the last day of regular service for the Whatc...
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Posted on: September 7, 2021

September Ferry Punch Card Sale Cancelled Due to Dry Dock

Due to the dry dock ferry outage, there is no September ferry punch card sale. Punch cards can still be purchased online at www.whatcomcounty.us/ferry, or buy a single trip with a punch card, credit/debit card, or a personal check. Cash not accepted.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Sanitary Service Notice During Dry Dock

Lummi Island SSC Service Notice during the 2021 dry dock outage of the Whatcom Chief:

During the suspension of regular ferry service for the 2021 drydock, the following is in effect for garbage and recycling collection on Lummi Island:

1)  &nbs...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Updated: Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Maps for Vehicle Parking

The Dry Dock Webpage has updated vehicle parking maps. One of the major changes is to our Gooseberry Point map, which shows parking spaces that are only available on certain dates. Some areas are available for parking starting on Sept. 12, and others star...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Schedule and Passenger Ferry Information

Every year the Whatcom Chief goes into dry dock for scheduled maintenance for about three weeks. In 2021, the ferry will depart for dry dock the morning of Saturday, September 11. The vessel is due to return to regular service in the late evening of Satur...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Sink Hole Repairs Completed, Westshore Drive Has Reopened

Sinkhole repairs on Lummi Island's Westshore Drive are complete, and the road has reopened to traffic. Thank you for your patience during this road closure and repair project!

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Ferry Dry Dock Vehicle Parking Maps Now Available

The Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock webpage has been updated with vehicle parking maps. Remember that certain spaces are only available on certain days. Parking availability is driven by maintenance and contractor needs. Remember that if you park your car in ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Lummi Island Ferry Info Booth A Success

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our booth at the Lummi Island Saturday Market last weekend! Representatives from Whatcom County Public Works, Elliott Bay Design Group (our consultant on the new ferry’s design), County Council Represe...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

How to calculate Lummi Island ferry fares for motor homes and similar recreational vehicles

Summertime means travel time, and we want to take a moment to remind our ferry riders of the fare policy for buses, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, and motorhomes.

  • If you drive a recreational vehicle, bus, or motorhome, your vehicle’s far...
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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale August 11

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for current...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

The Lummi Island Ferry is Back in Service

The ferry is back in service after repairs to its steering system. Thank you for your patience during these necessary repairs!

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Get to Know the Next Lummi Island Ferry Vessel at Aug. 7 Informational Booth

Lummi Island residents are invited to learn about the design and features of a new ferry vessel with Whatcom County Public Works. The county will have an informational booth at the Aug. 7 Lummi Island Saturday Market. In addition to informational displays...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

The Whatcom Chief is Back in Service

The ferry is back in service after repairs were made to the island-side dock hydraulics. Thanks everyone for your patience during this outage!

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

July 21 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, for repairs to the Lummi Island dock and apron. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of service Wednesday, July 21, from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m...
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Posted on: July 7, 2021

August 4 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of s...
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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale July 14

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for current n...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Public Works Reopening Guidance for Lummi Island Residents

Public Works offices will reopen to the public by appointment only on Wednesday, June 30, when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted state wide. Reopening our public buildings will be done gradually, and this is the first step in that process. We thank you in ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Ferry Tide-Related Weight Restrictions in July, August, and September

Tide-related weight restrictions for ferry sailings in July, August, and September. There are no tide-related weight restrictions in October, November, or December 2021.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Save the Dates: Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Outage Sept. 11-Oct. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 3, 2021

Contact: Ferry DivisionPhone: 360-778-6200Email: Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The Whatcom Chief’s 2021 dry dock outage will be Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Additional details about the 2021 dry dock, including any applicable COVID-19 protoco...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Ferry Tide-Related Weight Restrictions in June

The Whatcom Chief can't carry trucks over 40,000 GVW during tides below zero. View June tide restricted dates and times at: https://bit.ly/2Tp5biv

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Sinkhole Closes West Shore Drive on Lummi Island

West Shore Drive on Lummi Island is closed to all traffic at the 2300 block due to a large sinkhole. The road will remain closed until further notice. The issue is largely below the pavement, and the majority of the problem can't be seen from the...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

June 2 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of ser...
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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale June 9

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for current ne...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

May 26 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 11:10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, for the 2021 dry dock shipyard pre-bid meeting onboard the boat.

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of service from 11:10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, M...
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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Remember: Ferry Trips Increase by $1 Starting on May 17; Here are Some Important Upcoming Dates

With ferry trips increasing by $1 starting on Monday, May 17, Whatcom County Public Works has some important dates and key pieces of information to remember:

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Ferry Tide-Related Weight Restrictions in May

The Whatcom Chief can't carry trucks over 40,000 GVW during tides below zero. View May's tide restricted dates and times at: https://bit.ly/2Pzz51P

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Updated Fare Sheet Added to Whatcom Chief's Website

The Lummi Island Ferry's fare sheet has been updated with a new chart showing both the current costs and the new costs that will start on May 17, 2021.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Lummi Island Ferry $1 Fare Surcharge Begins May 17

A $1 surcharge on most ferry trips on the Whatcom Chief will begin on Monday, May 17. Student, needs-based, and qualified senior/disabled fares are exempt. All ferry punch cards purchased before May 17 will be honored at face value, Per Whatcom County Cod...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale May 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2021

Contact: Chantelle HilsingerPhone: 360-778-6200Email: ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at the ferry office, located...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

April 14 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of s...
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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Whatcom County Council Passes Ferry Fare Surcharge Ordinance

On Tuesday, March 23, the Whatcom County Council unanimously passed, with the support of the Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee, a $1 surcharge on most ferry trips. The surcharge will begin later in 2021. No start date has been set.

Needs-based senior/d...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale April 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2021

Contact: Chantelle HilsingerPhone: 360-778-6200Email: ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the ferry office, locate...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

March 10 Repair Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 3, 2021

Contact: Rich Hudson, Ferry Senior MasterPhone: 360-778-6200Email: Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, for repairs of the Lummi Island ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 1, 2021

Contact: Chantelle HilsingerPhone: 360-778-6200Email: ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, at the ferry office, locate...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

February 24 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021

Contact: Rich Hudson, Ferry Senior MasterPhone: 360-778-6200Email: Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, for inspection and mainten...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale February 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2021

Contact: Chantelle HilsingerPhone: 360-778-6200Email: ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at the ferry office, ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Ferry Increased Weight Limits for Personal Vehicles on Jan. 1

On January 1, 2021, the Ferry Division increased the maximum gross vehicle weight for personal vehicles on the Whatcom Chief from 8,000 lbs to 11,000 lbs. The increased weight limit applies to all $13 single ride round trips, and all multi-ride punch card...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Credit Card Fees Will Apply to Single-Ride Ferry Fares Starting Jan. 1

Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, the Ferry Division will charge a .50 cent credit card fee on all single-ride fare transactions. Multi-ride passes purchased with a credit card already pay a credit card fee. This change adds consistency by also charging a credit ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sale January 13

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale is from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for current n...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Annual US Coast Guard Inspection Dec. 16 Could Affect 1pm Ferry Sailing

The US Coast Guard will conduct an annual safety inspection of the Whatcom Chief on Wednesday, Dec. 16. This may delay or cancel the round trip 1:00PM run from Lummi Island. The Public Works Department would like to thank everyone in advance for their coo...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Next Monthly Ferry Punch Card Sales December 2

The next Whatcom County Ferry Division monthly punch card sale will be from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for c...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Electrical Issues at Lummi Island Dock Cause Ferry Schedule Delays

Electrical issues at the Lummi Island dock are causing ferry schedule delays. County crews are on-site and assessing the situation. The ferry is still operating, but not able to maintain the posted schedule at this time. Riders should expect delays. Addit...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

December 9 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

 The Lummi Island Ferry will...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Monthly Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sales Resume November 4

Whatcom County’s Ferry Division will resume monthly punch card sales with a November sale from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, at the ferry office, located at the island-side ferry terminal. All types of ferry punch cards will be s...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Expands COVID-19 Sailing Schedule Oct. 26; Punch Card Procedures Also Changing

After running on a reduced COVID-19 schedule since March, the Whatcom Chief will resume a more traditional weekday schedule starting on Monday, Oct. 26, with a regular, pre-COVID schedule for the morning and daytime hours, and a revised schedule from 3pm ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

October 21 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of...
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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Whatcom Chief Scheduled to Return to Service Oct. 3

The Whatcom Chief is scheduled to return to service at 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 3, after three weeks in dry dock. This scheduled return is dependent on upon successful completion of the remaining shipyard repairs and sea trials.

Any vehicles parked in driving...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

High winds could cause ferry service disruptions Thursday night and Friday

Windy conditions have already delayed or canceled ferry service to Lummi Island this week, and forecasters are predicting that a stronger system will arrive Thursday night and Friday. Travelers should prepare for ferry delays due to weather associated wit...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Final COVID-19 Passenger Only Ferry Use Policy Available Online

Whatcom County Public Works appreciates everyone who took the time to make public comment on our passenger-only ferry and shuttle van COVID-19 policy while it was in draft form. We have made some modifications and published a final policy document on our ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Public Comments and Responses to Ferry's COVID-19 Policy Now Available

Whatcom County Public Works created a draft COVID-19 policy for the Lummi Island passenger-only ferry and shuttle van service while the Whatcom Chief is in dry dock. Anonymized comments and agency responses are now available online.  

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Ferry Dry Dock Update: Additional Vehicle Parking Map Added

The Lummi Island Ferry dry dock webpage has been updated with a new map showing additional parking locations on the mainland for vehicles to use during dry dock. 

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ferry Dry Dock Shuttle Service and Vehicle Parking Information Available Online

Our Ferry Division is preparing for the annual dry dock maintenance of the Whatcom Chief, scheduled to begin on Sept. 12. We have updated our Dry Dock Webpage with additional information on our island shuttle van service and personal vehicle parking maps ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Pavement Striping Operations Rescheduled for Aug. 25-26 on Lummi Island Roads

Pavement striping operations are scheduled from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 25-26, on paved Lummi Island roads. This is the final step in the chip seal road work project. This work was originally scheduled Aug. 17-18 but was rescheduled...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Ferry's Draft COVID-19 Dry Dock Policy Available; Public Comment Open Through Aug. 28

We are creating a COVID-19 policy for the passenger-only ferry and shuttle van service that will provide transportation to and from Lummi Island while the Whatcom Chief is in dry dock.

We are balancing the prevention requirements of operating a ferry durin...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Lummi Island Supplemental Parking Lot Closes for Maintenance Aug. 22

The supplemental Lummi Island ferry parking lot will close for maintenance from Saturday, August 22, through Friday, August 28.

  • All vehicles must be removed from this parking lot no later than Friday evening, August 21.
  • Vehicles in the parking lot on Saturd...
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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Public Works Gravel on Lummi Island to be Used for Additional Projects

Whatcom County Public Works has had a number of people ask about purchasing potential surplus gravel from our island maintenance projects. A large portion of the gravel we brought over to the island was used for chip seal road work. Now that the chip seal...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Public Works Gravel on Lummi Island

We’ve had a number of people on Lummi Island ask about potential surplus gravel from our island maintenance projects, and if that material would be available for purchase. First, we do still have some work left to do on the island that will use ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Tide-Related Weight Restrictions in August

Trucks over 40,000 GVW are prohibited during tides below zero. 

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Lummi Island Chip Seal Road Work Update

Chip seal operations on Lummi Island are complete. Islanders will notice that all our signage is still up. The project isn’t officially done quite yet. The paint striping machine will come through soon and re-stripe the roadway markings. Re-stri...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

August 19 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, for inspection and maintenance of the ferry terminal facilities at both Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point. 

  • The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of ...
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Posted on: July 28, 2020

August 5 Punch Card Sale at Lummi Island Ferry Office

Punch card sales will be from 5:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Lummi Island ferry office. All types of ferry punch cards will be sold, including those for current needs-based customers. Payments may be made by check or credit card. No cash...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Whatcom Chief Scheduled for Dry Dock Maintenance and Repairs Sept. 12-Oct. 3

The Whatcom Chief will be out of service for dry dock repairs and maintenance starting the morning of Saturday, Sept. 12, and is expected to return to service the evening of Saturday, Oct. 3. The return date is tentative and subject to change; additional ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Chip Seal Road Work Scheduled on Lummi Island and Lummi Nation July 27-30

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for chip sealing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting Monday, July 27, and continuing through Thursday, July 30.

Lummi Island Roads:

  • BLIZARD RD
  • LANE SPIT DR
  • NUGENT RD

Lummi Nation and Other County Roads:

  • BOYNTON ...
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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Roads Scheduled for Chip Seal Work July 20-23 on Lummi Island and Peninsula

Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for chip sealing beginning Monday, July 20 and continuing through Thursday, July 23 from 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Lummi Island Roads:

• Blizard Rd• Cedar Pl• Centerview Rd• ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Heavy Truck Traffic on Lummi Ferry July 16

Ferry passengers should expect long wait times for the Lummi Island Ferry from 8am-5pm on Thursday, July 16, due to heavy truck traffic.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Additional Lummi Island Roads Scheduled for Chip Seal Work Starting July 13

Whatcom County has scheduled additional roads for chip sealing on Lummi Island. Work on the following roads will begin on Monday, July 13, and continue through Thursday, July 16, from 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Antoinette Lane
  • Blizard Road
  • Centerview Road
  • Consti...
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Posted on: June 30, 2020

July Weight Restrictions on the Lummi Island Ferry

We impose vehicle weight restrictions on the Lummi Island Ferry during tides lower than zero to prevent damage to our docks. Any vehicle over 40,000 GVW is prohibited on the ferry during these low tides. Read our July weight restrictions letter with speci...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Lummi Island Chip Seal Road Work Notification

Whatcom County has scheduled chip sealing on Lummi Island beginning Tuesday, July 7 and continuing through Thursday, July 9 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This project includes all paved county roads and will begin in the Hales Pass...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Lummi Island Road Maintenance Starts in July

Every paved county road on Lummi Island is planned for chip seal road maintenance starting around July 6. The exact start date may change due to weather and other factors. We will keep you updated through this communication tool as more information become...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Ferry Pass Purchases Take Longer During COVID-19 Restrictions

We care about the safety and health of our passengers and crew. We’ve put together a few reminders for our ferry travelers related to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Online Ticket Sales:

  • Please do not wait until the last minute to purchase a punc...
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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Drivers Should Expect Delays during Roadway Chip Sealing Starting June 22

Each year Whatcom County Public Works selects roadways for preventative maintenance known as bituminous surface treatment, or commonly known as chip sealing. Most areas are selected on a rotating 10-12 year cycle.  Roadways in three areas of What...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

June 3 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

June 3 Service Outage Planned for Lummi Island Ferry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 15, 2020 Contact: Rich Hudson, Senior Ferry MasterPhone: 360-778-6200Email: Ferry@co.whatcom.wa.us The Whatcom Chief will be out of service from 10:10 a.m. &...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Service Outage Planned for May 21

The Lummi Island Ferry will be out of service for a dry dock shipyard pre-bid meeting onboard the vessel. This outage will occur on Thursday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. There will be no ferry service during this time.

  • The last morni...
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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Fares Resume May 18 for Lummi Island Ferry with Collection/Punch Card Changes

Beginning Monday, May 18, fare collection will resume onboard the Whatcom Chief. In an effort to maintain social distancing and keep both customers and employees safe, Lummi Island Ferry staff will no longer accept cash. In addition, ferry crew will no lo...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

03/26/20 Lummi Island COVID19 Ferry Sailing Schedule

03/26/20 FERRY Modified Schedule Effective during the COVID19 Pandemic

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry COVID19 Sailing Schedule Changes effective as of 3/26/20

Following Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 imposing a Stay-at-Home Order and in an effort to minimize risk and maximum response to COVID19, we are implementing a special modified sailing schedule.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry COVID19 Sailing Schedule Changes effective as of 3/26/20

Following Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 imposing a Stay-at-Home Order and in an effort to minimize risk and maximum response to COVID19, we are implementing a special modified sailing schedule.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Lummi Island Ferry Fare Collection Update as of 3/26/20

Following Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25 imposing a Shelter-in-Place Order and in an effort to minimize risk and maximum response to COVID19, we are implementing the following changes to the Lummi Island Ferry’s operations.

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