The following bulletin was just sent out by WSF. It appears they are trying to get a replacement vessel, but in the meantime, several runs affecting all four islands have been canceled tomorrow.
The Elwha will not be repaired in time for morning service Tuesday, December 29. The following westbound sailings from Anacortes are cancelled: 4:30am to Friday Harbor, 7:40am to Shaw and Orcas, and 10:20am to Lopez and Friday Harbor. The following eastbound sailings are cancelled: 5:55am and 12:10pm from Friday Harbor, 6:40am and 12:55pm from Lopez, 8:55am from Orcas and the 9:10amfrom Shaw.
Customers with reservations on these sailings will be prioritized on a first come, first serve basis on other sailings with other reservation holders ahead of those without a reservation. New reservations for Tuesday, Dec. 29 are blocked. Tuesday reservation holders choosing not to travel will not be penalized a “no show fee.” WSF is working to move a replacement vessel to the islands as soon as possible.