Whatcom Chief to resume Lummi Island runs on Sept. 17

The Whatcom Chief is expected to return to service at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, after its annual dry dock for maintenance.

A passenger-only ferry has been making the run between Gooseberry Point and the island during the larger boat’s dry dock. To change the docks over to accommodate the Whatcom Chief, the passenger ferry will make its final run from the island at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday. There will be no ferry service until the Whatcom Chief comes on line about 3 p.m., according to Whatcom County Public Works.

The schedule is contingent upon the Whatcom Chief passing all required inspections.

The passenger shuttle van service will make all of its scheduled runs through Thursday, but there will be no shuttle van service after that. All cars need to be removed from the supplemental dry dock parking areas on Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island by the end of the day Sunday, Sept. 21. Vehicles left after that will be towed at the owner’s expense.