Seattle-bound ferry returns to Canada due to waves

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SEATTLE (AP) — A high-speed, Seattle-bound ferry has had to turn back to Canada due to severe Thanksgiving weather.

The Victoria Clipper had just left the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, when it encountered waves as high as 7 feet. The crew opted to turn back as a safety precaution.

The company arranged for alternate transportation for the 230 passengers. The group was originally due in Seattle at 3 p.m. Thursday. They were expected to arrive around 9 p.m. Typically the ferry trip between Victoria and Seattle is just under three hours.

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Information from: KOMO, http://www.komonews.com/