LUMMI ISLAND - The Whatcom Chief is scheduled to return to service Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, if it successfully completes all its sea trials and passes a Coast Guard inspection.
It has been undergoing annual maintenance since early September.
The replacement passenger-only ferry will make its last run from Lummi Island to Gooseberry Point at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. Ferry service will stop for the dock modifications needed for the Whatcom Chief. Its first run should be at 3 p.m., according to Whatcom County Public Works.
The passenger shuttle van service will make its scheduled runs through Thursday. After that, there will be no shuttle service.
Cars must be out of the supplemental dry dock parking areas by the end of Sept. 30 or they will be towed at the owner's expense.
Anyone with questions can call Public Works Director Frank Abart at 360-676-6692.