Mechanical Problems Knock Out PT Ferry Until Morning

There will be no ferry service between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island until at least Thursday.
The Steilacoom II had generator problems that forced it to cancel sailings, beginning with the 2:15 p.m. departure from Port Townsend. A crew from the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility is on site and will work into the night to make repairs, said Washington State Ferries spokeswoman Linda Lacombe. It might be into Thursday morning before it can be fixed.
The operations center will send out an update before midnight so people will know what to expect in the morning, she said.
The state is leasing the Steilacoom II from Pierce County until an under-construction ferry can take over next summer.