The Washington state ferry Elwa approaches the dock at Orcas Village on Orcas Island in this 2008 photo. The Elwha was briefly sidelined in August after its propeller become entangled in a crab pot’s rope - just one of many problems that plagued the San Juan routes this summer.
The Washington state ferry Elwa approaches the dock at Orcas Village on Orcas Island in this 2008 photo. The Elwha was briefly sidelined in August after its propeller become entangled in a crab pot’s rope - just one of many problems that plagued the San Juan routes this summer. Elaine Thompson AP
The Washington state ferry Elwa approaches the dock at Orcas Village on Orcas Island in this 2008 photo. The Elwha was briefly sidelined in August after its propeller become entangled in a crab pot’s rope - just one of many problems that plagued the San Juan routes this summer. Elaine Thompson AP

Ferry breakdowns hit Anacortes-San Juan routes hard during peak season

September 11, 2017 1:22 PM