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  1. 06/13/19 Whatcom Chief Summer Fuel Truck Schedule Change

    To maximize service, we will be limiting propane and fuel deliveries during the months of July and August. During these months, we will welcome propane and fuel trucks on Thursdays only. This change is in effect July 8, 2019 thru Sept 2, 2019. Additional Info...
  2. 06/26/19 Planned Service Outage for the Lummi Island Ferry

    Whatcom Co Public Works would like to inform the public of necessary inspection and maintenance activities to the ferry terminal facilities. On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 10:10 am to approximately 3:00 pm the Whatcom Chief will not be in service. Additional Info...
  3. 04/30/19 Revised Long Overhang Notice for the Lummi Island Ferry

    If you are transporting a trailer or driving a vehicle with a long overhang past the rear axles, we strongly suggest you travel aboard the Whatcom County ferry at a tide no lower than 4 feet. Additional Information
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Traveling with Long Overhang past Rear Axles Notice

If you are transporting a trailer or driving a vehicle with a long overhang past the rear axles, we strongly suggest you travel aboard the Whatcom County ferry at a tide no lower than 4 feet.

Tides lower than 4 feet produce an approach angle too steep to be corrected by ramp adjustment and damage to your trailer or vehicle and/or our equipment may occur.

Be advised, tide restrictions for weight also apply. We ask that you take both weight and length past rear axles into account before traveling aboard the Whatcom County ferry.

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS!  This is a First-Come, First-Served ferry. (Schedule)

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Lummi Island Sunset - Ferry
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Seasonal Variations


Ridership shows strong seasonal variations. July and August remain the busiest months with over 10% of all vehicle and pedestrian trips occurring in each of these months. The permanent resident population is over 900 and during the summer swells to over 2,000.

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