Another Ferry Fare Increase?
"New Fare targets have been set and met or exceeded for the last five years. But the process outlined in the Resolution has broken down for two of the last three years. No Public Forums have been held this year and the time frames for submission of the Draft Ferry Fare Target Report have been missed...In July, 2017,  Public Works presented a recommendation for a potential fare increase in January, 2018 based on budget projections for major losses in 2017 and 2018..."  [Read more]


Guemes Ferry Replacement Newsletter
"Please take [the county's] survey about your current ferry use and share ideas for the new ferry:" publicinput.com/1970  •  Newsletter


Guemes Island Building Inspections
"Due to conflicts with propane trucks on the Guemes Ferry, we’re changing the days of the week we’re available for building inspections on Guemes Island. Starting November 1, inspections may be requested for either Tuesday or Friday morning. Until then, inspections will still be available on Wednesday and Friday mornings. As always, call 360-416-1330 to request your inspection. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Skagit County Planning & Development Services at (360) 416-1320."


Deer Hunting Season Open


Remembering Tom Andrak
"Tom would host fireside chats in their outback where a gathering of friends would sit in one of the many Andrak Adirondak (AdirAndrak) chairs and listen intently. There were stories of his racing days, fishing stories both old and new, detailed accounts of the eagle he’d seen earlier that morning, or perhaps a description of his latest creation from a slab of locally milled wood, always detailing the impeccable grain, age, and soul of the wood." [Read more]


Anacortes American Reports On Ferry Meeting
"A proposal for an all-electric ferry to Guemes Island had residents at a recent community meeting interested, but concerned about how to pay for it." [Read]


Recreational Burn Ban Lifted
Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, recreational burning is now allowed in unincorporated areas of Skagit County. Residential yard and land-clearing fires continue to be prohibited.


Skagit County Notice of Development Application, 9.19.17


Rumors, Rumors, Rumors  
"2005 was a tough year for breakdowns on the Guemes ferry, being out of service 28% of the time
[Read]. During one Spring outage, information on repairs was scarce and rumors flourished. LineTime gathered and posted all that came our way, including our favorites, “The ferry will be taken to China for repair. The only Chinese man who can repair the outdrive moved to Norway.”"  [View]


Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 9.14.17

From Our Island Organizations