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Changes coming June 26 to Anderson Island ferry schedule

The ferry Christine Anderson in the water off Steilacoom on it's way to Anderson Island March 17. Pierce County will add an early morning run Monday to Friday from the island to Steilacoom and a late run Monday to Wednesday from Steilacoom to the island to better meet the needs of residents. The new routes take effect June 26.
The ferry Christine Anderson in the water off Steilacoom on it's way to Anderson Island March 17. Pierce County will add an early morning run Monday to Friday from the island to Steilacoom and a late run Monday to Wednesday from Steilacoom to the island to better meet the needs of residents. The new routes take effect June 26. The News Tribune

The Pierce County ferry schedule will change at the end of June to reflect the addition of an early morning run and an evening run during the week.

The new service begins Sunday, June 26, although the additional boat trips are scheduled to start Monday, June 27.

New sailings include a 4:45 a.m. boat Monday through Friday from Anderson Island to Steilacoom and an 8:40 p.m. run from Steilacoom to Anderson Island Monday to Wednesday.

The current 8:40 p.m. sailing Thursday to Sunday will remain.

Pierce County made the changes to its ferry schedule after hearing from Anderson Island residents that additional sailings were necessary to meet the needs of island commuters. An extensive transportation study also concluded additional ferry runs would help the county grow ridership which ultimately helps maintain ferry operations.

New printed schedules will be available June 18.

Brynn Grimley: 253-597-8467, @bgrimley

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