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Only Available Here: Bonus Issue #1 Content

Greetings, Readers! This post is to let you know that we have content on our website beyond what our printed paper holds. For one thing, all photos and art in The Vashon Loop appear in full color here. Additionally, some of our writers sent extra photos, and these are posted as well. Llaughing Llama Chronicles…

Fauntleroy Dock Project
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Fauntleroy Dock Project

The tireless folks over at West Seattle Blog note that the Community Advisory Group is meeting https://westseattleblog.com/2022/08/fauntleroy-ferry-dock-project-community-advisory-group-to-reconvene/ WSF has ruled out new locations, so whatever happens, it’ll involve our current Fauntleroy dock location. It’s a Zoom meeting, so check in on the call if it’s of interest!

Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers
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Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers

8/2/2022 We have requests in to both WSF and NTSB, but the latest news came to us from local media–including the excellent West Seattle Blog–that all crew came back clear on drug tests. The captain–still unnamed–has resigned. Key questions we’ve put in to WSF are the condition of the captain, and the identity of the…

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When It isn’t Raining, It Pours…

7/28/2022 14:49 Islander (and ex-Loop editor) Steve Allen, delayed this morning when his ferry crashed, is now stuck in Seattle due to a truck carrying oxygen tanks catching on fire. https://www.q13fox.com/news/i-5-south-shut-down-in-downtown-seattle-after-vehicle-with-propane-oxygen-tanks-catches-fire

Previous Loop editor was ON the Cathlamet
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Previous Loop editor was ON the Cathlamet

The amazing previous editor of the Vashon Loop, Steven Allen, was on the boat during the accident. He supplied some pictures of the boat right after the incident. Update 12:42 Phone call with Steven, he says the boat was approaching the dock and not slowing down. The PA system only played the “now arriving” announcement,…

Ferry Accident
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Ferry Accident

The Loop is not ready for business, but we do intend to push out breaking news. One of our editors had these pictures of the Cathlamet accident, which happened 7/28/2022. At this time, information is that there were fortunately no injuries. Update 11:57 Fauntleroy terminal is currently not operational. Keep an eye on https://wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/bulletin.aspx Update…