Passport Not Needed For Ferry

There are 2 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 23, 2008, titled Passport Not Needed For Ferry. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

W e'll be flying to Seattle next month and then taking a ferry to Orcas Island. We hear that we'll need a passport for the trip.

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Port Orchard, WA

#1 May 25, 2008
Scott, I ride the Bremerton to Seattle ferry every day, as I work in Seattle. Last Thursday May 22nd, WSP and the Coast guard harassed another brown couple on board using a video camera.
Deckhand- WSF

Seattle, WA

#2 May 26, 2008
I don't know where the San Juan Island Visitors Bureau gets their information ("U.S. citizens traveling within Washington state" — and that includes the San Juans, remember —"do not need passports, only their usual personal ID, like a driver's license," says Jacobson ), but you do not need any form of identification to board a Washington State ferry. The system is public transportation and you pay a fare at a booth to either walk on or drive on. If you pay cash you do not have to show any identification. You may, of course, be denied the ability to buy an alcoholic beverage aboard without proof of 21 years of age.

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