Those of you who not not receive the WSF bulletins may not be aware of the upcoming four-day schedule change. It impacts the interisland boat and some runs to and from Anacortes. You can sign up for a free WSF account and ask to have the bulletins emailed to you directly. Here is the announcement:
On Thursday, March 13, the 87-car Evergreen State will replace the 124-car Chelan for approximately four days while the Chelan replaces another vessel in the fleet that requires mandatory dry-docking. The 34-car Hiyu will operate as the interisland vessel during this time. There is no passenger elevator on the Hiyu, but there is a portable restroom on the car deck. Because the E-State is
slower than the schedule allows, the 9:25 am sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and the 10:20 am sailing from Lopez to Anacortes will be cancelled on Thursday and Friday in order to reset the schedule.
On Thursday and Friday, the Elwha’s 10:30 am eastbound sailing from Friday Harbor will make an unscheduled stop at Lopez Island at approximately 11:05 am. By mid-afternoon, the 144-car Yakima will replace the E-State, making the 2:10 pm sailing from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, the 5:20 pm sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and the 7:10 pm sailing from Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas. On Friday, the E-State will make the 4:00 pm and 7:50 pm sailings from Anacortes. There are no planned cancellations for Saturday and Sunday; however, customers should expect some delays.