Passenger ferry runs aground near Eagle Harbor

The passenger ferry Skagit ran aground outside Eagle Harbor for about 45 minutes Friday until the tide came in and freed it, said Washington State Ferries spokesperson Marta Coursey. It was on its way to the Eagle Harbor maintenance yard, where it goes every day between its morning and evening shifts on the Vashon Island-Seattle route.

Washington State Ferries operates the boat for the King County Ferry District.

The Skagit make a “soft” grounding and no damage was reported, Coursey said. It will be inspected at the maintenance facility and is expected to return for its next sailing — 4:45 p.m. from Seattle.