New Car Ferry for Washington

Washington state government officials, local politicians and others gathered in Port Townsend, Wash., on June 30 to celebrate the arrival of the Salish, the second of three new 64-car ferries being built for Washington State Ferries. The ferries are being built by Vigor Shipyards (formerly Todd Pacific Shipyards) in Seattle and various subcontractors including Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash. When the new 273’8″x64′ double-ender went into service on July 1, it marked the first time that the Port Townsend-Coupeville (Keystone) route has been served by two boats since the 70-year-old Steel Electrics were removed from service in November 2007.

 

 

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