The Steilacoom II had an issue with its propulsion system the morning of Sept. 22. The ferry missed the 4:45, 5:45, and 8 a.m. sailings. The Christine Anderson was being put into service as of about 8:20 a.m. The system will be back on schedule with the 9 a.m. run. A vendor is onsite examining the Steilacoom II.
About the Pierce County Ferry
The Pierce County Ferry provides service between the town of Steilacoom and Anderson and Ketron islands. All fares are roundtrip and are collected at the Steilacoom Terminal.
The ferry operates seven days a week and service alternates between the M.V. Christine Anderson - which can hold 54 cars and 250 passengers - and the M.V. Steilacoom II, which has a capacity of 54 cars and 300 passengers.
The trip between Anderson Island and Steilacoom is about 3.5 miles, and takes approximately 30 minutes. Departures from Ketron Island are by reservation only on select runs.
Pierce County contracts with HMS Ferries to operate and manage the ferry system.