Washington State Ferries announced that it will be making a number of vessel changes this weekend to accommodate the need for vessel maintenance.
The MV Elwha will replace a sister ship, the MV Kaleetan in the San Juan Islands
. These vessels are the same size so there will be no impact to service.
On August 12, the smaller Kaleetan (144-car) will replace the slightly larger MV Walla Walla (188-car) on the Seattle/Bremerton route. While it carries fewer vehicles, the Kaleetan carries 500 more passengers.
The Walla Walla will replace the slightly larger MV Puyallup (202-cars) on the Edmonds/Kingston route while the Puyallup goes to the Seattle/Bainbridge route to replace its sister ship, MV Tacoma. The Tacoma and the Puyallup are the same size so there will be no change in service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route.