Scene on the Sound: Ferry in the mist

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Chimicum running sea trials
Photo by Jan Hansen

Photo and text by Jan Hansen

WSF is building new Olympic Class ferries to replace some of the fleet's oldest vessels.

Each new ferry carries 144 vehicles. The Olympic Class design is based on the Issaquah class, the most versatile vessel in our fleet.

Two of four are in service, the third will be complete in 2017.

This third vessel, the Chimacum was running sea trials Friday morning off of Saltwater Park. Our Salish welcoming figures were there to meet her.

Chimacum will replace an older vessel on the Seattle / Bremerton route in late spring 2017. 



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