July 2, 2007
The Return of the Mosquito Fleet
Celebration of the Elliott Bay Water Taxi
As the sun tries to break thru the June gloom, our thoughts drift towards the water. As the region ponders a multi-billion dollar transit and highway program, take a trip down memory lane to a simpler time when our waterways were crossed by the Mosquito Fleet.
Join us on Monday, July 2 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. to celebrate the Elliott Bay Water Taxi with a round-trip voyage to Salty's on Alki Beach in West Seattle for a panel discussion and reception.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
Last year, the Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition took 70 community leaders to San Francisco to see first hand the development of the passenger ferry service that is interwoven into their highway, bridge and transit environment. This year we are sticking close to home and focusing on our water taxi and passenger ferry service initiatives on Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
King County Councilmembers Dow Constantine and Julia Patterson will lead public, maritime labor and passenger ferry industry representatives in a discussion to highlight:
* King County Ferry District - Impact on Elliott Bay, Vashon Island and Lake Washington
* Puget Sound Regional Council passenger ferry study
* Kitsap Transit and community efforts in West Sound
* South Sound Triangle Route (Tacoma-Gig Harbor-Des Moines/SeaTac shuttle)
* North Puget Sound initiatives from Port Roberts to Whidbey Island
* Olympic Peninsula/Hood Canal passenger ferry opportunities
* Potential for a Sound-wide Interlocal Agreement to expand Passenger Ferry Service to complement the Washington State Ferry System
For a complete agenda, please click here.
While there is no fee to register for this event, donations and sponsorships are welcome. If interested, please contact Bruce Agnew: 206-292-0401 x113, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions or to register, please contact Natalie Quist: 206-292-0401 x120, email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Additionally, here are a few articles to bring you up to speed with the current passenger ferry situation in Puget Sound:
In early May, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer featured Councilmember Constantine in an article about the potential "rebirth of the Mosquito Fleet." For the article, click here
After the February Kitsap Transit vote, the Kitsap Sun ran this article
regarding the election results and how they affect passenger ferry prospects in Kitsap County.
Recently, the Highline Times featured an article on the Des Moines Gatesway. For the article, click here
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
All American Marine
Moffatt & Nichol
Additionally, here is map of the Elliott Bay Water Taxi Route