Scene on the Sound: Olympic Class Ferry Suquamish

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photo by Jan Hansen

Washington State Department of Transportation Olympic Class Ferry project timeline began in 2007 with a WSF awards design-built contact. The last event on this timeline is “Fall 2018-WSF to take delivery of Suquamish.”

There are four vessels in this new class, each with a 144 car capacity. The last of these four just sailed by for many of us to see for the first time. Welcome to the WSF Suquamish.

The Suquamish was christened with a traditional bottle breaking ceremony by Gov. Inslee in January with the chairman of the Suquamish tribe in attendance and the Chief Kitsap Academy Singers performing a traditional Suquamish song.

This new ferry was scheduled for mid-2018 sea trials and to start carrying passengers beginning in the fall. She will operate on the Mukilteo/Clinton route during the summer season and serve as a maintenance relief vessel in the winter, filing in when other vessels are out of service.

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