New state ferry delivered to Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Washington state ferry service says a shipyard delivered the new ferry Kennewick on Monday.

It's the third of three 64-car vessels built under contract with Vigor, which took over Todd Pacific Shipyards.

The Kennewick follows the Chetzemoka (chet-za-moh-kah) that went into service last November and the Salish (SAY'-lish) that went into service in July.

State ferry maintenance crews will outfit the Kennewick at Eagle Harbor. After crew training and sea trials it should go into service in mid-January on the Port Townsend-Coupeville route.