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Updated: Lummi Island ferry service suspended due to steering problem

Whatcom Chief making the crossing from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island (2016). Photo: My Ferndale News
Whatcom Chief making the crossing from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island (2016). Photo: Whatcom News

LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — Officials with the Whatcom County Public Works Ferry Division announced about 6:45am today, March 8th, they had suspended service of the vehicle ferry, Whatcom Chief, between Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island.

They cited an issue with the Whatcom Chief’s steering system as the reason for the service interruption. No estimate for resuming service was available.

Mechanics were reported to be enroute at the time of the announcement.

Update 8:45am: Ferry officials announced the Whatcom Chief was back in service after repairs were made to the vessel’s mechanical steering system.

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