For the benefit of kayakers, canoeists, fishermen, visitors to Ross Lake Resort and others, Seattle City Light has installed a phone at the east ferry landing on Diablo Lake in the North Cascades.
The phone can be used to make portage arrangements and ferry pickups.
Seattle City Light resumed service of the fisherman’s ferry on Diablo Lake June 22, following the installation of a replacement dock at the east end of the lake. The original landing dock was destroyed by a rock slide in March. Contractors from Granite Construction continue to remove loose rock from the hillside to stabilize the area. Watch video of the work here.
City Light is in the process of hiring a contractor to build a wooden replacement dock at the west end of the lake. Departures of the fisherman’s ferry will use the Skagit Tours dock until the new wooden dock is built later this year.
Seattle City Light operates three hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River — Ross, Diablo and Gorge — which produce about 17 percent of the electricity for our customers.