Ferry Runs Aground Near Port Townsend

Posted: January 31, 2013

By: Deborah Bach [Three Sheets Northwest]

A skipper’s misreading of channel markers led to the passenger ferry Rich Passage 1 running aground Monday morning while traveling from Bremerton to Port Townsend.

The vessel, with three people aboard, ran aground about 6:15 a.m. on a sandy beach on the south side of the entrance to the canal connecting Oak Bay with Port Townsend Bay. The canal is located between Indian Island and the mainland.

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