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August 9, 2022

Des Moines, Seattle ferry starts this week

SEATTLE — Starting Wednesday, foot-passengers will be able to commute from Des Moines to Seattle via boat.

The new ferry service is a pilot project by Puget Sound Express for the city of Des Moines. The vessel, called the Chilkat Express, is a hydrofoil powered by twin waterjets and will transport passengers from Des Moines Marina to Bell Harbor Marina in Seattle in 40 minutes. The two-month pilot project will operate from Aug. 10 to Oct. 9. Fares range from $5 to $10.

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