“Folks could be seen running down to the dock in various stages of undress, scrambling to not miss their transport.”

Just back from vacation I saw one of the single coolest comments that’s ever been left on this blog. Back in January, Dan left a comment saying he and a buddy just dived at the sunken Ferry Dawn in Lake Washington. This August he came through with a short video of the dive on his site DCS films:
Ferry-Dawn-Video

It’s four+ minutes of a piece of Mercer Island history, with somewhat ghostly images of drowned windows and circling divers. Definitely worth a watch.

The DSC site also has some great old images and reminisces of the Ferry Dawn, including the quote at the title of this post:

“The fare for a ride on the impressive little steamer was 25 cents a round trip, but steady commuters could purchase a ten trip ticket for 1 dollar. Students got 20 trips for 1 dollar! Commuters and students alike would do whatever it took to catch the early boat. At times, folks could be seen running down to the dock in various stages of undress, scrambling to not miss their transport. “

Dan, thanks for diving and filming the dive! Those of us who are unhealthily addicted to local history owe you one. Be sure to let us know when you post more videos.

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