With the beautiful weather in Bellingham and around Whatcom County many of you may be thinking of taking a trip out to Lummi Island. Before you head out to the Island remember that starting this Sunday at 10:20pm the ferry The Whatcom Chief will be out of service for repairs, with hopes to have it back in service by August 7th. There will be a foot ferry starting Monday July 19th at 8am that will be running Island residents and visitors back and forth from Gooseberry Pt to Lummi Island. The foot ferry cost is $4 and there is a bus on the island to provide transportation to those who do not have vehicles on the island.
The Lummi Island ferry, the Whatcom Chief usually goes for dry dock once a year in September. Due to a leak found on the boat in June they are dry docking the boat now for repairs and the usual yearly maintenance. There will be no planned September dry dock for the ferry this year as all maintenance will be covered during this repair period.