Indian artifacts found at Mukilteo ferry dock site

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MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Some ancient Indian stone and bone tools were found under the site for a possible new ferry terminal at Mukilteo, but there's no evidence of human burials.

A representative for the Tulalip Tribes, Daryl Williams, says it would not object to a terminal built on fill dirt over artifacts, but if remains are found the ferry project would have to be redesigned.

The state was forced to abandon a pontoon construction site in Port Angeles in 2004 after the remains of ancient Indians were unearthed.

The Daily Herald reports (http://is.gd/QaBNfz ) the state ferry system is looking at four options for replacing the 60-year-old Mukilteo terminal. Prices range from $60 to $165 million for rebuilding the existing dock to building a new terminal.

The ferry system plans to decide in May.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com