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Join Washington State Ferries for Orcas Island terminal grand opening

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 14:11

Ian Sterling, communications, 206-714-1556
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

SEATTLE – Just in time for the busy summer season, Orcas Island has a new ferry terminal building. The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Orcas Island ferry terminal on Tuesday, July 11, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton and San Juan County Council Chair Rick Hughes will speak during the ceremony, which includes tours of the new facility and refreshments.

“We’re excited for the opening of this new facility in partnership with San Juan County,” said WSF Director of Terminals Nicole McIntosh. “The new terminal will provide accessibility for Orcas Island community members for many years to come.”

The new terminal replaces the old waiting room and ticketing structure and adds a pedestrian pick-up and drop-off area. The new facility is located on the upper floor of the San Juan County building adjacent to the Orcas ferry dock. It is accessible at street level and includes a ticket counter, a self-serve ticketing kiosk, and improved ADA access to new restrooms.

Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter.

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