Lummi Island ferry back on schedule after mechanical trouble


LUMMI ISLAND - Ferry service to Lummi Island got back on schedule shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, after engine problems shut it down for a good portion of the day.

An issue with the throttle control on the ferry's engine halted ferry service after 3:30 p.m., interim ferry program manager James Lee said.

Mechanics were able to fix the issue and take the Whatcom Chief on a couple of sea trials to make sure everything was functioning properly before service resumed shortly after 9 p.m., Lee said.

Reach James Kozanitis at 360-715-2249 or

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