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Vashon Island Low Tides

Trucks with a clearance of less than 14" should not travel to/from the north end of Vashon and Point Defiance during the following dates/times. Dates and times listed below are based on the service day which runs from 4:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. the following day. Sailing times past midnight for the service day listed technically fall on the following date.

October/November 2019

   
  • October 28 2019, 11:15 p.m - Midnight (-1.5 ft)
  • October 29 2019, 11:15 p.m. - 12:45 a.m. (-2.0 ft)
  • October 30 2019, Midnight - 1:45 a.m. (-2.0 ft)
  • October 31 2019, Midnight - 2:30 a.m. (-2.0 ft)
  • November 1, 2019,   1:15 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. (-1.6 ft) 
  • November 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. (-1.4 ft) 
  • November 14, 2019, 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (-1.7 ft)
  • November 15, 2019, 11:30 p.m. - 1:45 a.m. (-1.8 ft)
  • November 17, 2019, 12:30 a.m. - 2:15 a.m. (-1.5 ft) 
  • November 25, 2019, 8:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. (-1.8 ft) 
  • November 26, 2019, 9:15 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. (-2.4 ft) 
  • November 27, 2019, 9:45 p.m. - 12:45 a.m. (-2.6 ft) 
  • November 28, 2019, 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. (-2.4 ft)  
  • November 29, 2019, 11:30 p.m. - 1:45 a.m. (-1.8 ft) 

This affects the following routes:


At low tides these loading ramps create a steep slope where the hinge at the top causes an extreme angle for trucks or RVs with a low ground clearance. Waiting for a higher tide allows for this angle to lessen at the bridge seat (top). This allows for safer clearances for vehicles low to the ground and keeps them from scraping or hanging up at these locations.