State ferries renamed in honor of the Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 2

By Beacon Staff | Jan 31, 2014

If you plan to travel by ferry on Sunday, Feb. 2, you may notice new names for the ships.

In honor of the Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl, the WSF are renaming the ships on Sunday, Feb. 2, after Gov. Jay Inslee directed the change be made.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our Seahawks as they represent our state in the Super Bowl,” said Inslee in a press release. “We’ve already raised the 12th Man flag on each ferry, and this honorary name change is one more way for us to show our appreciation."

Assistant Transportation Secretary David Moseley said though the change is symbolic, it's a chance for fans to cheer on the Hawks on more time.

“Although the name change is symbolic, we think it is a fun way to show our support and give fans a chance to cheer on the ‘Hawks before they pull into port,” he said.

Each of the 22 vessels in the WSF fleet was renamed.

List of Vessel Names:

M/V Cathlamet: “M/V Malcom Smith”

M/V Chelan: “M/V Zach Miller”

M/V Chetzemoka: “M/V J.R. Sweezy”

M/V Elwha: “M/V Chris Clemens”

M/V Evergreen State: “M/V Byron Maxwell”

M/V Hiyu: “M/V Breno Giacomini”

M/V Hyak: “M/V Kam Chancellor”

M/V Issaquah: “M/V Russell Okung”

M/V Kaleetan: “M/V Doug Baldwin”

M/V Kennewick: “M/V James Carpenter”

M/V Kitsap: “M/V Bobby Wagner”

M/V Kittitas: “M/V Tony McDaniel”

M/V Klahowya: “M/V Bruce Irvin”

M/V Puyallup: “M/V Marshawn Lynch”

M/V Salish: “M/V Max Unger”

M/V Sealth: “M/V Brandon Mebane”

M/V Spokane: “M/V Golden Tate”

M/V Tacoma: “M/V Russell Wilson”

M/V Tillikum: “M/V Michael Robinson”

M/V WallaWalla: “M/V Earl Thomas”

M/V Wenatchee: “M/V Richard Sherman”

M/V Yakima: “M/V Red Bryant”

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