$1.3M federal grant for Port Townsend-Seattle ferry

by Tim Flanagan on September 1, 2011

Susan Gilmore has the story in the Seattle Times:

The Port of Port Townsend has received a $1.3 million federal grant to begin passenger-ferry service between Port Townsend and Seattle.

Port officials hope to have the ferry operating by 2013.

"I think it’s a big deal for bringing visitors in from Seattle, viagra 100mg " said Christina Pivarnik, Port Townsend marketing director. "Seattle residents love to come to Port Townsend and not have to bring their cars."

She said tourism is a $50 million-a-year industry in Port Townsend.

Larry Crockett, port executive director, said he was surprised to learn he’d won the federal grant after the port had failed in previous grant applications.

He said the money will be used to build a 49-passenger ferry, which will be privately operated. "This community for the last decade has been beating the ferry drum," Crockett said. "It will be a great amenity for our community."

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