Ferry blame goes to Whidbey
July 3, 2008 · Updated 8:47 PM
I agree. The Washington State Ferry system appears to be frequently inept and while newer ferries wont sink unexpectedly like the old one might, they will probably be uncomfortable and perhaps even unsafe in rough weather. Unfortunately, no ferry, no matter how comfortable and safe, can avoid the cancellations due to low tides at Keystones shallow harbor.
Didnt WSF already propose larger ferries that could handle an increase in traffic and operate safely in heavy weather? Didnt that proposal include a new deep water ferry terminal that would operate regardless of low tides? Wasnt there funding available for this plan several years ago and wasnt it the Whidbey residents who vehemently opposed it, preferring small ferries with limited capacity and the existing shallow harbor that wasnt in anybodys backyard?
Now, they are suffering and complaining and blaming WSF for this crisis. Whidbey residents, dont forget your own culpability.
Cedar Park, Texas