County supports longterm ferry agreement with Lummi Nation

The Whatcom County Council voted 5-1 to accept a lease agreement with the Lummi Nation of Washington.

The deal allows the Lummi Island ferry to operate for 35 years. The dock is located on the reservation.

The county has agreed to pay $200,000 a year to lease the land, with adjustments for inflation. Additionally, the county will provide $6 million, in three $2 million installments, for infrastructure improvements.

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Whatcom County Council OKs new Lummi Island ferry lease (The Bellingham Herald 9/14)

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