Ferries expect a busy Thanksgiving
November 22, 2011 · 12:33 PM
Washington State Ferries is advising travelers to plan for heavy traffic on ferry routes through the Thanksgiving weekend.
Some routes will be using a revised schedule, so ferry riders should check ahead for times before heading to the terminal.
The longest lines are expected on westbound sailings on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, Nov. 23, and eastbound sailings Friday morning, Nov. 25.
The Clinton-Mukilteo route will be on a holiday schedule Thursday, Nov. 24.
The Point Defiance-Tahlequah and Seattle-Bainbridge Island routes will also be on a holiday schedule; all others will be on the regular weekday schedule.
Ferry officials also said the schedule will be changed at the Coupeville (Keystone) to Port Townsend route for low tides, and additional sailings have been scheduled to make up for the canceled trips.
Real-time ferry information and wait times are available by signing up for route-specific email alerts and checking the Coupeville and Port Townsend terminal websites.