New state ferry delivered to Washington
Monday, October 31, 2011
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.