ISLAND INFORMATION LINKS
MENU: RELOAD DATA
MENU: FERRY TIMES
Displays the time of next 2 or 3 ferrys to arrive at Anderson Island and Steilacoom, and the 'countdown' time remaining till the next sailing.
(The countdown time becomes red within 15 minutes of the departure time.)
The AI row will be highlighted if you are currently on AI, otherwise the Steilacoom row will be highlighted.
The schedule is based on the Pierce County PUBLISHED ferry schedule.
It is NOT updated if the ferry is late or out of service.
(Use the LOCATION button to see where the ferry actually is.)
- Use the MENU button (upper left-hand corner of the screen) to change between 2 and 3 ferry times.
- Use the Menu button to turn on/off the countdown time till the next sailing.
- Use the Menu button to turn on/off the highlighting of the Anderson Island or Steilacoom rows.
- TAP to display the ferry schedule computed for the next 7 days, based on the
published ferry schedule.
The schedule automatically factors in day-of-the-week, holidays, and other unique rules.
However, it is NOT updated if the ferry is late or out of service.
"DATES" lets you get the ferry schedule for an arbitrary date. You will be prompted for the date.
"FERRY WEB SITE" brings up the full Pierce County Ferry web site, including fares, schedule, ticket purchase, etc.
"SETTINGS" lets you change the main-screen ferry time display.
Displays the Pierce County Ferry web cams showing the ferry lines. These pictures are automatically updated every minute.
Displays the actual current location of the ferry in real time. This information is maintained by Pierce County and is updated every 5 seconds.
Displays the computed current tide, and estimated next high and low tides, at Yoman Point (the ferry dock,
station id 9446705). This information is updated every minute.
The current tide is interpolated using a sine function.
TAP to display the projected tides for the next 7 days. Tides are provided by Aeris.com.
'Range' (column 4) is the difference between the low and high tide.
TAP on any row in the tide table to display a graph of that tide.
"GET TIDES FOR DATE" will prompt you for a date, and return the projected tides.
Scroll to the bottom of the screen to get the tidal currents for Balch passage.
Displays the current weather at Steilacoom, and the forcasted weather for the next few hours.
Forecasted highs and lows are for the next 24 hours. This information is updated every 15 minutes.
TAP to display the forecast for the next 5 days, in 3 hour increments. Data is provided by 'OpenWeatherMap.com'.
'yellow' rows represent daytime periods; 'gray' rows represent nighttime periods.
Displays all the coming events for today, or the next coming event for any later day.
TAP to display all the coming events for the next 6 months, in a scrolling list.
"WEEK" will show the coming events for this week in a one-week grid.
"MONTH" will show the coming events for the next 6 weeks in a monthly-calendar format.
'Events' generally occur once/month or less frequently, and are usually meetings, entertainment,
or special events.
Events are color coded. Click on a color on the 'SHOW' row to show only those type of events.
Tap on an event to show more detail, and to add it to your calendar.
Organizations: To add your events to the AIA calendar, email us.
Activities are similar to EVENTS, but generally occur multiple times/month, often weekly.
Displays the 'open' status for the major island businesses.
TAP to display the full weekly hours for each business.
TAB on a business to display a full page with contact and map information.
To update your business hours, email us.
Displays the current PS Clean Air Agency burn-ban status (Anderson Island is part of "Peninsula")
and the current Pierce County fire-danger burn ban (for outdoor burning).
TAP do display the full sites.
Click here for PS Clean Air.
TAP to display the current Anderson Island Outage status as maintained by TANNER Electric.
The first part of the tanner outage message is usually shown in the bar on the main page. This is updated every 10 minutes.
This takes you to the Tanner web site.
Displays news items for Anderson Island. To submit a news article, send it to
Displays a map of all Anderson Island Parks, and information about each park.
TAP to display a list of emergency contacts. Tap an entry to dial the phone number.
To update this list, email us.
TAP to display a Google map of Anderson Island.
ISLAND INFORMATION LINKS
TAP to display a list of links to important Anderson Island web sites.
Taping on a link opens that web site in your phone's browser.
To update this list, email us.
MENU: Reload Data
TAP to reload the following data from the servers: Tides, Events, Activities, Open Hours, and the Weather.
Controls the PC Ferry Alert messages that show up on your phone's main screen. Tap 'OFF' to
turn these messages off. The ferry alerts will still show at the top of the screen for the AI App.
MENU: Ferry (in nn)
Controls the countdown timer till the next ferry run, that shows next to the ferry time on your phone's main screen. Tap 'OFF' to
turn the countdown timer off.
MENU: Ferry Times
Controls the number of ferry times that show on each row on your phone's main screen. Tap '2' to
display 2 times/line. Tap '3' to display 3 times/line.
MENU: Ferry Highlight
Controls the yellow highlighting of the ferry times based on your location. If you are on Anderson Island the
'Anderson' times will be highlighted. If not, the 'Steilacoom' times will be highlighted. Tap 'Off' to turn this
feature off. This feature only works on phones.