Ferries, The Mosquito Fleet, & Unique Boats

The late Bill Hunziker, son of ferry boat Captain Stanley Hunziker,  gave this presentation in May 2003 at a meeting of the South Whidbey Historical Society’s “Then and Now” series. This is Part I.


While this module is being built, enjoy the slideshow from the museum’s collection.


One of the first car ferries built at Columbia Beach. 1919Capt. Melling from 1931.Holmes Harbor boats. Possible halibut fishing boats.
The Washington ferry boat did the run between Mukilteo and Clinton. 1932.At Bush Point. Passenger Ferry.
The Buckeye ferry. Possibly on a run to Bush Point.Fishing boat run aground near Bush Point.He was the captain of the ferry 'Olympic'.'
About 1960's.Waiting for the passenger ferry in Langley.Langley dock.Late 1950s.1930s? Logging truck rolled off the ferry dock. The Vashon is the ferry. About 1955.
Ferry on right is the Leschi. Late 1950s.
Late 1950s. Rebuilt the dock. No north terminal.