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Lummi Island was our home for nearly 30 years, and while our reasons for living here have been varied, they all come down to lifestyle. The facts of the Island are straightforward. It lies less than a mile off the coast of Whatcom County, which is just a 10 minute Ferry Ride via the Whatcom Chief. It supports a permanent population of approximately 900 people, a store, several restaurants, several bed and breakfasts and an active artists' colony. There are a few public facilities but there are a number of homes available for vacation rentals.

September 4th, 2013

Lummi Island Ferry On Dry Dock

If you are thinking about making a trip out to Lummi Island you will want to plan ahead. The Lummi Island ferry, the Whatcom Cheif  goes into its annual dry-dock today September 4th  for maintenance. Foot-passenger only service will be provided until the Whatcom Chief is back in service, which is tentatively scheduled …

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October 24th, 2011

Lummi Island Ferry Out of Service Wednesday, Oct. 26th from 10:30am to 3pm

If you are planning to head out to Lummi Island this week you will be sure to want to plan around the scheduled ferry down time.  The Whatcom Chief, the ferry that services Lummi Island will be out of service from 10:30am to 3pm on Wednesday, Oct. 26th.During the ferry down time maintenance is scheduled to be done on the …

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September 6th, 2011

Lummi Island Ferry Annual Dry Dock Starts September 7th

 If you are thinking about getting out to Lummi Island to enjoy this gorgeous weather we have been having you might want to change your plans or plan ahead. The Whatcom Chief the ferry that runs between Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point is going to be on dry dock  Wednesday, Sept. 7, to Oct. 1, for annual repairs. During …

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December 6th, 2010

Lummi Island ferry the Whatcom Cheif down for maintenance Wednesday Dec. 8th

For those looking to travel to and from Lummi Island this Wednesday Dec. 8th you may want to reconsider as the Lummi Island ferry the Whatcom Chief will be down for maintenance between the hours of 10:30am and 3pm. Crews from the Whatcom County Public Works Department will be inspecting the ferry and performing routine …

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July 15th, 2010

Lummi Island Car Ferry Out of Service Starting Sunday Night. Foot Ferry in Place

With the beautiful weather in Bellingham and around Whatcom County many of you may be thinking of taking a trip out to Lummi Island.  Before you head out to the Island remember that starting this Sunday at 10:20pm the ferry The Whatcom Chief will be out of service for repairs, with hopes to have it back in service by …

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June 8th, 2010

Lummi Island Ferry Out of Service- Passenger only service coming soon!

The Whatcom Chief, the ferry that services residents and visitors to Lummi Island was taken out of service today Tuesday, June 8th after a leak was  found during a Coast Guard Inspection. According to the Bellingham Herald repairs will likely take between 10 days and 2 weeks to complete. Until the Whatcom Chief is back …

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November 17th, 2009

Tips for keeping you and your home safe in windstorms

In the wake of all the windstorms and the forecast calling for yet more wind I pulled up an email I received from Jefferson Livingston at Pillar to Post Inspection Services in regards to tips for getting ready for wind storms. Most of these items should be checked before a storm but also after to evaluate possible damage …

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August 28th, 2009

Lummi Island Real Estate Market Update

Lummi Island Real Estate Market May Be In for Better Days Yesterday I looked at 22 houses currently for sale on Lummi Island.  object width="480" height="295">   On the spot reporting is great, but looking at the history a bit gives a more balanced picture of a market.  The table below compares the number of residences …

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August 5th, 2009

Lummi Island Ferry News

Lummi Island's Whatcom Chief Whatcom Chief Service Outage August 12th Lummi Island's ferry, the Whatcom Chief, will be out of service for maintenance to both approach spans on Wednesday, August 12th, from 10:30 AM to approximately 3:00 PM.  The work is weather dependent, so the time and date could be changed as a result. The …

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June 25th, 2009

Sinclair Island- A Hidden San Juan Island Get A Way

Living in the  area there are so many natural hidden treasures at your finger tips. So many natural retreats to take in the beautiful scenery this area has to offer. One of my personal favorite Bellingham area get a aways is Sinclair Island. Sinclair Island is part of the San Juan Islands located off the coast of Skagit …

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