Colleen Armstrong

Colleen posted 84 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Greater girth means fewer berths onboard WSF

The average American weighs more and passenger vessels are feeling the impact. The Coast Guard’s new boat stability rules, which took effect nationwide on Dec. 1., raise the estimated weight of a typical adult passenger to 185 pounds from the previous 160 pounds. As a result, a handful of vessels in the Washington State Ferries fleet have had weight capacities reduced.

  • Jan 7th, 2012 1:17am

Three weeks of ferry woes bring up bigger questions

Washington State Ferries have been experiencing broken boats, replacement vessels, missed runs and overloads. For ferry riders, especially inter-island commuters, the last three weeks have been a little strange.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011 6:04pm

Orcas sparks with trash fire

Illegal burning gets out of hand on the island

  • Apr 19th, 2011 3:11am

Lopez resident Tom Cowan appointed to state transportation commission

The San Juans won't be left behind in the wake of ferry…

  • Feb 9th, 2011 11:48pm