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The Race to the Ferry

A Bit of Ferry History

For people living in the islands in the seventies, when we moved to San Juan, the ferry system was not something that was without surprises. Although islanders did not usually have a problem getting off island, getting back on was another issue. In those days, one of the hurdles to overcome was a drawbridge along the slough where the Duane Berentson Bridge now stands, close to the Swinomish reservation. The drawbridge was actually run by a human being who looked out the window to see if the boats were high enough to need … read full article

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