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Ferries - Port Townsend Ferry Terminal Dolphin Preservation Slip 1 - Complete February 2011

We replaced one floating and two fixed timber dolphins with three steel fixed dolphins. Dolphins are offshore structures that help guide the ferry. View a diagram of ferry terminal components.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
This project preserves the landing aids for slip #1 by installing new structures with a 50-year life.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
Removing the creosote timber dolphins and installing steel dolphins improves the environment for salmon.

Partnerships & Cooperation
Contractor American Construction completed this work.


Construction costs were budgeted at $2.9 million.

Contact Us
Laura Johnson
WSDOT Ferries Division
2901 3rd Ave., Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121

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