Newest Washington State Ferry: M/V Suquamish

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 19, 2016

Washington State Transportation Commission selected Suquamish as the name of the state's fourth Olympic Class ferry. Photo WSTC

Washington State Transportation Commission selected Suquamish as the name of the state's fourth Olympic Class ferry. Photo WSTC

On Wednesday, the Washington State Transportation Commission announced that the fourth ferry in our Olympic Class will be named Suquamish. Ferry names were suggested through a public process, and narrowed down to three for the Commission’s consideration.

Suggestions are judged based on their statewide significance and representation of Washington’s image and culture. The name Suquamish was selected over Cowlitz or Sammamish. Suquamish is fitting because contemporary ferry routes traverse the historic Suquamish canoe travel corridors.

Spring schedule starts Sunday

The Commission reminded that the new ferry schedule begins this Sunday, March 20. Their website (http://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/) provides the correct sailing times! With this new season comes the return of service from Anacortes to Sidney, BC.

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