I was recently onboard our InterIsland Ferryboat the ‘Evergreen State’, when she encountered some ‘difficulties’ and became adrift. In 16 years of riding the ferries, this was the most excitement I’ve had. We were getting close to land, and they were getting a towrope ready to attach to an oncoming ferry. The had everyone stand at the rear of the ferry on the top deck… in case we crashed??? They got whatever was wrong fixed enough to make it into Friday Harbor and dock. I was hoping we would have to be saved… that would have been great to photograph.

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WSF ‘Evergreen State’ being towed out of Friday Harbor to dry dock…

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5 responses

  1. Great Photo Ted, and Good story, thanks

  2. Heh, yeah I grew up on the east coast, I guess I’ve never really heard a ferry story either. Was glad to read this though. Going through a breakup, got that “what do I do now?” insanity rolling through my head. If nothing else, your simple post here reminds me that I gotta live near water again soon. Thank you.

    1. I think living near water would be a good idea, Richie… soothes the soul.

  3. Not only a great photograph, a great story for you blog! Glad you survived. 🙂 I’ve only taken the ferry a handful of times. I imagine that was both exciting and frustrating for those on a schedule. Hope you weren’t in a hurry. Great pictures.

    1. Luckily I wasn’t. But, the ferries were backed up for 2 days.

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