Two boats to Coupeville
May 16, 2012 · Updated 12:46 PM
For the first time in nearly five years, the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route will enjoy two-vessel service for the entire tourist season.
Two ferries, the Salish and the Kennewick, started sailing to and from Keystone Harbor May 13, and will continue until early October. The additional ferry means another five round trips daily.
The route that crosses Admiralty Inlet endured limited service for years after the Steel Electric ferries were pulled from service in November 2007.
The route enjoyed two-boat service for part of the summer in 2011. Construction of new ferries has made it possibly to fully restore service this tourist season.