Project Info

SR 20 Spur - Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal - Slip 1 Timber Dolphin Replacement - Completed January 2014

Overview
WSF crews replaced an old, failing creosote-treated timber dolphin with a new, durable steel pile dolphin. Dolphins are used to help guide our ferries into the terminal slip.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
The replacement of this dolphin will protect the ferry dock structure from damage in the event that a vessel were to lose power, lose control of the steering system or be caught in weather that would cause the vessel to come off line during a landing.

Protects environment
WSF has been removing creosote-treated wood from Puget Sound for years based on regulatory permit requirements. This wood is then properly disposed of rather than being reused.

 

Contact us
Joy Goldenberg
WSF Communications
206-515-3411
goldenj@wsdot.wa.gov

Friday Harbor Terminal on San Juan Island
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Typical ferry terminal structures
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A photo of the old timber dolphin we replaced with a new, durable steel-pile version.