Friday, July 30, 2010

New Port Townsend Ferry: Chetzemoka

Here is a sneak preview of the new ferry for our Port Townsend to Whidbey Island run.

The ferry Chtzemoka is the first in the new Kwa-di Tabil Class of Washington State ferries. The Chetzemoka is currently undergoing sea trials and is slated to begin service on August 29, 2010!

The local paper just reported today that excessive drive shaft vibrations were discovered on yesterday's trials, so let's hope it's an easy fix and the opening run will stay on schedule.......

In other PT Ferry news, the ferry department decided to change the the name of the run from Port Townsend to Keystone, to Port Townsend to Coupeville starting this Fall......... Coupeville is 6 miles away from the ferry and Keystone is where the landing is........??????????? No one can quite figure out that decision.

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