100 years later, Edmonds ferries still going strong

Mosquito Fleet preceded modern ferry system


Last updated 4/27/2023 at 8:36pm

Washington State Historical Society

The SS Beaver, circa 1888. It was part of the Mosquito Fleet, a precursor to the Washington State Ferries system.

Edmonds is identified with the ferries that shuttle back and forth to Kingston, and a ferry is prominent in the city's logo. No wonder – they've been a part of the Edmonds seascape for 100 years and were preceded by the Mosquito Fleet.

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