Mike and Sarah Aley buy Orcas Freight

Orcas Island Freight Lines was sold on Aug. 10 to Mike and Sarah Aley of San Juan Island.

Orcas resident Wayne Foster sold the business after operating the shipping company for more than 40 years. It is one of the oldest known businesses on the island.

Orcas Island Freight Lines has brought from the mainland every variety of item islanders need. Manager Leith Templin described their service as “soup to nuts.” The company services marinas, markets, liquor store, pharmacy, and hardware stores. The company routinely brings building materials such as flooring, lumber, and steel as well as hot tubs and furniture. Orcas Island Freight Lines has shipped artwork and entire households off the island.

The Aleys will be moving to Orcas this month.