BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Big changes could be ahead for ferry service to Lummi Island if the Lummi tribe goes ahead with an ambitious new plan.
The Bellingham Herald reports that fares are likely to rise in the next year under terms of a new lease being negotiated between the tribe and Whatcom County. Eventually, there would need to be a new location found for the mainland ferry dock that services the small island.
The location of the current mainland ferry dock is on tribal land at Gooseberry Point. The tribe has submitted project plans to the county for that land that would provide a sheltered moorage area and provide habitat for birds and fish while protecting the shoreline from winter storm surges.