Kingston will share Edmonds dock with Clinton boats

If the Edmonds ferry terminal wasn’t crowded enough, it’ll be doubly busy for three extended weekends this spring.

Washington State Ferries will close the Mukilteo terminal for work on the transfer span and apron that link the ferries and the dock. During that time — March 18-20, March 25-27 and April 1-3 — it will provide service between Clinton on the south end of Whidbey Island and Edmonds. Thee will be 17 sailings on Fridays and 16 on Saturdays and Sundays, compared to 37 and 35, respectively, on the normal Mukilteo-Clinton route. The crossing time will be 50 minutes instead of 20. The fares will be the same.

That’s on top of the 26 Friday sailings from Edmonds to Kingston, 23 on Saturday and 22 Sunday. There’ll be some jockeying going on for the one slip in Edmonds. Fortunately, the timing is before the tourist season kicks in so hopefully they can get in, finish work and get out without too much hassle.