May 5, 2021 Port Townsend Leader

Two-boat summer service pushed back again on Port Townsend-Coupeville route

still facing vessel crewing challenges due to COVID quarantines and vaccination-related time off for vessel employees.”

Look for a vibrant and robust comment section in the local paper here.


Not enough time for a hiring blitz?

It’s been 10 months:

June 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm PDT
By Ryan Simms, KIRO 7 News video:

Ferry wait times spike following staff shortages


Love to see newspeople ask:

How has the greater maritime industry dealt with COVID crewing challenges?

How have various industries and public agencies handled this?

Airlines? US Navy? FedEx? UPS? local fire dept?



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Occasionally looking for the Coupeville Ferry

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Keystone Ferry – inbound

Coupeville/Penn Cove is on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island-no ferry link to Port Townsend exists there.

Possibly of interest:

Occasionally Looking for the Coupeville Ferry

Washington State Ferry Ride

Don’t book a bed and breakfast stay in Coupeville and plan to walk from the ferry terminal to your accommodations.

Ferry Traffic Leaving Coupeville Terminal Routed Away From Coupeville