The Ship Harbor ferry terminal, February 1960,
just prior to opening.
Original Photograph by Parker McAllister.
New accession from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
When it is finished, the time for a trip between Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, and Sidney, B.C., will be shortened by about ten minutes and the time required for a boat to get into port, unload, load, and get out again will be considerably less than it is now.
The new terminal is on Ship Harbor, just east of Shannon Point, about two nautical miles west of the present Anacortes terminal. It will cost c. $700,000. It is being built by the Port of Anacortes, which is leasing it to the state for 30 years. It is expected to be completed in May.
Officials of the State Ferries are enthusiastic over the speed with which boats will be unloaded and loaded at the new terminal."
Text from the Seattle Times, 6 March 1960