Skagit Land Trust: Saving Kelly's Point
Skagit Land Trust has partnered with community members in a fundraising effort to purchase and permanently protect Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point (the immense bluffs, undeveloped coastal forest and over 3,000 feet of marine shoreline) on the southwestern corner of Guemes Island. [Read more]

Public tour of Kelly's Point, Saturday, November 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, or Saturday, December 2, 10:30-11:30 am. [RSVP]

The Soup “Bluffet” To Save Kelly’s Point
Saturday, December 2, noon, Community Center. Have a bowl of soup. Listen as Skagit Land Trust’s Molly Doran presents an update on the campaign to Save Kelly’s Point. [Read more]



Planning Advisory Committee Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 18, 3pm, Community Center. Skagit County Assistant Planning Director Ryan Walters will speak about the county's new permitting process for a potable water catchment system as an alternative to a drilled or dug well. Michael Brown and Steve Orsini will also speak about water issues that are unique to Guemes Island and its sole source aquifer. Three positions on the board will be filled by election at the meeting... [Read more]


Answers To More Questions On Dock Repairs
"as funding becomes available...funding constraints limit...limited amount of funding...when funding becomes available..."   [Read more]

Ferry Docks Condition Worse Than Any Bridge In County
After Mr. Randall-Grutter explained that Skagit County has allowed both ferry docks to deteriorate due to "insufficient funds," we had one more question. [Read more]

Has The County Neglected The Ferry Docks?

Public Works Responds To Ferry Dock Concerns


The CRAB Board And The Ferry Taxing District
The Commissioners are getting conflicting legal advice on this question. The County’s lawyer and a private lawyer in Seattle have told them the statutes do NOT make money available for vehicle ferries.  CRAB’s lawyers say they DO make such money available. [Read more]

The Legislation Allowing Ferry Taxing Districts
In 2007 the Washington State Legislature authorized King County to create a ferry taxing district to collect revenue to establish  passenger-only ferry service between Seattle and Vashon Island... [Read more]


Glosten's Ferry Capacity Study
"Glosten is in the process of calculating the maximum number of vehicles that could be carried while maintaining a schedule of two round-trips per hour.... Therefore, the new ferry will have a capacity of 32 vehicles."  [Read more]


Riders' Questions For Glosten
The Ferry Committee solicited riders questions and comments to submit to the naval architects in time to prepare responses for the November 2, 2017 Ferry Replacement Public Forum. These are the questions received... [Read more]

A New Or A Refurbished Ferry Vessel?
The Guemes Island Ferry Committee proposes two alternatives for taking the next steps to address the situation of the Skagit County ferry, the M/V Guemes. [Read more]


90 Years Of Swimming The Guemes Channel  
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Gil accomplished the swim with more things going against him than anyone else: he had a stroke some years back has arthritis and is diabetic. He, at 63, is the oldest swimmer to successfully make the distance." [Read more]

1954 65 Year Old Woman Swims to Anacortes. Mrs. Marge Thompson of South Beach makes the trip on a driftwood log every Summer for years."  [Read more]


Skagit County Notice of Development Application, LeMaister, 11.15.17


Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 11.2.17

From Our Island Organizations

Next Up

Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:45 PM
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:30 AM
Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:30 AM
Saturday, November 25, 2017
5:00 PM