Ferry Isn’t Sinking

Washington State Ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey just sent out an e-mail that the rumors that the Steilacoom II was “sinking” stemmed from a photo posted on the Bitter End blog. The author has acknowledged that the photos he received were fake.

The Steilacoom II is out of service because of a ship service diesel generator issue. It’s not known what caused it to fail, but parts have arrived from Portland and are being installed now. The damage is unrelated to sea conditions on Admiralty Inlet, Coursey said.