Skagit County Election Results


The Woodchoppers Ball
Saturday, November 24, 5:20 pm, Community Center. Tapwater and The Pull Behinds, Potluck, Dance, Raffles, Door Prizes, Wood Chucking Contest. 33rd Annual benefits Community Center. [Read more]


Next Guemes Ferry Haul-Out Scheduled
The Guemes Island Ferry is scheduled to be out of service February 24 through March 18, 2019 for a haul out and maintenance period and required US Coast Guard dry dock credit. During the ferry shut down, passenger-only service will be provided by Arrow Launch Service. In addition, Skagit Transit will provide shuttle service on Guemes Island starting February 24... [Read more]


The Great Tire Cleanup

Skagit County staged their very first tire cleanup day on Sunday, October 28. 276 tires were brought in - far, far beyond what we would have guessed!


About Those Outdrives
"These unscheduled outages come as no surprise when looking into the history of these drives originally fitted to the boat in 1990. “. . . are now obsolete and no longer supported by the manufacturer.  It is difficult to locate bearings and replacement parts must be custom made. There are chronic issues plaguing the drive seals requiring maintenance every two years.”" [Read more]


Will There Be A Second 11:15 Sailing?
"That’s a question that is asked a lot...the Ferry Committee...informed Public Works that ferry riders have no way of knowing if there will be a second 11:15  run because the only notification is posted at the ferry docks. The Ferry Committee suggested a method for notifying folks who may not be at the terminals to read the signs and the ferry crew had recommended that we put a 'no double sign' in view of the webcam...A green triangle-shaped sign that reads, “2 SAILINGS 11:15 AM RUN” means there will be a double run. A red triangle-shaped sign that reads “1 SAILING 11:15 AM RUN” means there will not be a double run." - Ferry Manager


Remembering Ansel Hyland
Memorial Service, Saturday, November 17, 2 pm, at The Depot, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes. "He was loved by some, reviled by few, and respected by all."  [Read more]


Remembering Bob Bradley
Even though he was a world traveler, Bob’s favorite place to relax was at his island getaway home on Guemes Island in the San Juans.  For the last 40 years, he enjoyed and shared the quiet beauty of the tidal waters and mountain vistas with great food (including mussels he farmed and crab he caught), wine and lively conversations. [Read more]


Shellfish Harvest Closure Due To Red Tide
Elevated levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin (Red Tide) have now been found in several recreational harvest locations throughout Skagit County. Due to these levels, the Washington State Department of Health has now closed the following locations to recreational shellfish harvesting: Samish Bay, Padilla Bay, Fidalgo Bay, Guemes Channel south to Rosario Head, including all of Guemes, Burrows and Allan islands.


Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 10.18.18

From Our Island Organizations

Next Up

Monday, November 12, 2018
7:00 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:30 AM
Saturday, November 24, 2018
5:20 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2018
11:30 AM

Guemes Island Ferry Committee

Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 PM

Guemes Island Historical Society

Guemes Island Planning Advisory Committee

Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:00 PM