K.M.Tregellas <treg...@whidbey.net> wrote in message
>I live on Whidbey Island and I'm sick and tired of all the seattle trash
>that comes here and clogs up the system. Stay home you assholes
You won't see me going back to Whidbey Island any time soon. Spent a weekend there a couple of years ago and had a lousy time. I'm one of those "seattle trash" who isn't planning to come back. You can keep it.
I'll take my ferry traffic to Kingston and Vashon and Bremerton thank you very much. I have much more pleasant memories of those trips across the sound.
Hey terry, take a look at a map, paying particular attention to Highway 20...
There's something exciting about a road, about a highway. It's an adventure.
There's a rush of associations and movements. You never know where it's going
to take you or what's around the bend or what's going to cross the path
especially on a long stretch of highway. - Michele Grijalva
>Sure...as long as Whidbey Island would like to PAY for those Ferries that
>don't even break even through fares. Since there is no way the island could
>afford to pay for it's own ferry
It's not an inherent need for subsidies that led the state to
take over the existing private ferry systems on the Sound, it
was a desire to get the ferries under a no-strike clause. Yes,
compared to private sector ferries, the WSFS is overstaffed,
inefficient, and overpaid. But unlike Blackball they didn't
inconveniently shut down for a strike at the height of harvest
season year after year, leaving island residents no easy way to
get crops to market. (That's part of the reason the Vashon
Island ferry district had public ferries before the rest of the
Jo...@WolfeNet.com is Joshua Putnam / P.O. Box 13220 / Burton, WA 98013
"My other bike is a car."
We're the assholes and yet you isolate yourself on an island in
the middle of nowhere? :-)
Woman was created from the rib of man; Not from his head to be thought of
only, nor from his hand to be owned, nor from his foot to be beneath, but
from under his arm to be protected, from his side to be equal, and from his
heart to be loved. . .
Dave 2 wrote:
> terry lee wrote:
> > Sure...as long as Whidbey Island would like to PAY for those Ferries that
> > don't even break even through fares. Since there is no way the island could
> >Sure...as long as Whidbey Island would like to PAY for those Ferries that
> >don't even break even through fares. Since there is no way the island could
> >afford to pay for it's own ferry
Hey, it's a good way to insulate oneself from the Wildly OOW_Breeding
throngs of Parasitic Section_8 Scum LOOTers that are overrunning the
mainland, trashing the schools, clogging the welfare rolls, terrorizing
the neighborhoods and overburdening the criminal justice system. (and
riding public transit)
No IQ-75 LOOZers ~!~!~
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K.M.Tregellas wrote in message
Don, one of these days I'd like to meet you in person to see if
you're really this odd. :)
And after Washington took over Blackball, they took some of their ferries,
moved up to British Columbia and ran car ferries from Horseshoe Bay to
Nanaimo, Bowen Island, and Langdale, and up the Sunshine Coast.
However, a strike by Blackball and the CPR in 1958(?) isolated Vancouver
Island. The BC government then launched BC ferries, to ensure that strikes
would never again disrupt ferry service. In 1961, BC ferries bought out the
Unfortunately, a subsequent government granted BC ferries the right to strike.
As of today, they're threatening to shut down the fleet in December, just in
time for Christmas.
Blackball still runs the Victoria-Port Angeles service. I suppose that's
Beware of people who speak of themselves in the 3rd person. . .