M.V. Yakima out of service

Yesterday it was the M.V. Sealth. Now today, if you plan to head to Anacortes, you may have to rethink your travel plans. The M.V. Yakima was taken out of service this morning for repairs and this is impacting the new schedule. Here is the bulletin currently posted on the WSF website:

Ana/SJs-Cancelled Sailing-Yakima OOS due to necessary repairs to ves.-Correction
The Yakima is out of service due to necessary repairs to the vessel. This will cancel the 9:00 am sailing from Anacortes to Orcas, and 10:00am sailing from Orcas to Friday Harbor. This will also cancel the 11:10 am sailing from Friday Harbor to Orcas,the 12:00 Noon Orcas to Shaw, 12:15pm Shaw to Lopez, and 12:45pm sailing from Lopez to Anacortes. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when more information becomes available.

This is yet another manifestation of the consequences of an aging fleet with limited back-up boats. Please urge your elected officials to use the upcoming legislative session to come to grips with this ongoing problem. It’s only going to get worse.

The Ferry Community Partnership meets again on Jan. 5. They have delayed their starting time to noon so San Juan Islanders can attend in person.  More information will be posted later this week. If you cannot attend in person, but would be interested in Skyping into the meeting, post a reply to this message and we’ll get you in touch with the appropriate FCP people. The topic of this meeting will be lobbying efforts for the upcoming session. Timely and very important!

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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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