Earlier this year, as I reported at my blog, there was tension between the county and the Lummi Nation about the fate of the Lummi Island ferry. The Whatcom Chief transports visitors and island residents between Gooseberry Point on the mainland and Lummi Island.
Finally, about a month ago, the county and the Lummi Nation negotiated terms that should save the ferry run for many years to come.
However, due to routine maintenance, the Whatcom Chief will not be operating for part of the day on Wednesday, June 29. Glad I do not have an inspection on Lummi that day. That would be a real pain. The ferry will be out of service from 11;30AM until 3pm. Anyone doing sightseeing, or business, had better make appropriate adjustments. Unless you have a private boat or a plane or a helicopter, there is not really any other way to get there and, as far as taking a car over, that county ferry is the only option.