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Jumbo Mark II ClassEdit

PuyallupEdit

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M.V. Puyallup

Features / ADA Information

Main Cabin Galley: No

Car Deck ADA Shelter: No

Main Cabin Restroom: Yes

Car Deck ADA Restroom: Yes

Elevator: Yes

ADA Notes: The vessel on this sailing is the Puyallup. It has elevator access from both auto deck levels to all of the passenger cabin areas. Accessible restrooms are on the main passenger deck. If you are traveling by car and want to park near the elevator, be sure to let the ticket seller know.

Vessel Information

Class: Jumbo Mark II Class

Type: Auto/Passenger Ferry

Length: 460' 2

Engines: 4

Beam: 90'

Horsepower: 13,200

Draft: 17' 3

Speed in Knots: 18

Max Passengers: 2500

Propulsion: Diesel-Electric(AC)

Max Vehicles: 202

Gross Net Tonnage:

Max Commercial Vehicles: 60

City Built: Seattle

Auto Deck Clearance: 15' 6

Year Built/Re-built: 1999

Meaning of Puyallup: From the Puyallup language: "generous people." The Puyallup tribe had a reputation for generosity in dealing with traders and travelers. Early settler Ezra Meeker renamed his town from Franklin in 1877 looking for something unique. Besides the tribe and town, Puyallup is also used on a river and a Mt. Rainier glacier.


TacomaEdit

Features / ADA Information

Main Cabin Galley: No

Car Deck ADA Shelter: No

Main Cabin Restroom: Yes

Car Deck ADA Restroom: Yes

Elevator: Yes

ADA Notes: The vessel on this sailing is the Tacoma. It has elevator access from both auto deck levels to all of the passenger cabin areas. Accessible restrooms, vending and newspaper machines are on the main passenger deck. If you are traveling by car and want to park near the elevator, be sure to let the ticket seller know.

Vessel Information

Class: Jumbo Mark II Class

Type: Auto/Passenger Ferry

Length: 460' 2 Engines: 4

Beam: 90' Horsepower: 13,200

Draft: 17' 3 Speed in Knots: 18

Max Passengers: 2500

Propulsion: Diesel-Electric(AC)

Max Vehicles: 202

Gross Net Tonnage:

Max Commercial Vehicles: 60

City Built: Seattle

Auto Deck Clearance: 15' 6

Year Built/Re-built: 1997

Meaning of Tacoma: Derived from the native word Tah-ho-mah for Mt. Rainier, or "snowy mountain." Tacoma was first attributed to the mountain in an 1860s book, "The Canoe and the Saddle" by Theodore Winthrop, a popular volume on the early Pacific Northwest. The city picked the name over Commencement City when the railroad made its terminius there in the 1870s.

WenatcheeEdit

Features / ADA Information

Main Cabin Galley: No

Car Deck ADA Shelter: No

Main Cabin Restroom: Yes

Car Deck ADA Restroom: Yes

Elevator: Yes

ADA Notes: The vessel on this sailing is the Wenatchee. It has elevator access from both auto deck levels to all of the passenger cabin areas. Accessible restrooms, vending and newspaper machines are located on the main passenger deck. If you are traveling by car and want to park near the elevator, be sure to let the ticket seller know.

Vessel Information

Class: Jumbo Mark II Class

Type: Auto/Passenger Ferry

Length: 460' 2

Engines: 4

Beam: 90'

Horsepower: 13,200

Draft: 17' 3 Speed in Knots: 18

Max Passengers: 2500

Propulsion: Diesel-Electric(AC)

Max Vehicles: 202

Gross Net Tonnage:

Max Commercial Vehicles: 60

City Built: Seattle, WA

Auto Deck Clearance: 15' 4

Year Built/Re-built: 1998 (UC)

Meaning of Wenatchee: From the Yakima word wenatchi for "river flowing from canyon." When Lewis and Clark traveled through the Columbia River valley in 1803-1805, they mentioned the word Wenatchee in their journal, hearing of the river and the tribe living along its banks. A city, lake, river, and national forest are also named after the tribe. From the Yakima word wenatchi for "river flowing from canyon." When Lewis and Clark traveled through the Columbia River valley in 1803-1805, they mentioned the word Wenatchee in their journal, hearing of the river and the tribe living along its banks. A city, lake, river, and national forest are also named after the tribe.

Jumbo ClassEdit

Spokane

Eastern Washington Native American tribe: "children of the sun or sun people." A city, county and river are also named after the tribe.

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Nez Perce for "place of many waters." The Walla Walla are a Southeastern Washington tribe. A city, county, and river are also named after the tribe.

Super ClassEdit

Elwha

Native American/Chinook: "elk."

Hyak

Chinook Jargon: "fast or speedy."

Kaleetan

Kaleetan Native American/Chinook: "arrow."

Yakima

From the Yakima language, it has many meanings: "to become peopled; black bears; runaway; and/or people of the narrow river." A city, county and river are also named after the English spelling of the tribe.

Issaquah 130 ClassEdit

Cathlamet

From the Kathlamet tribe, the Chinook word calamet meaning "stone," was given to the tribe because its members lived along the rocky stretch of the Columbia River. A city also bears its name.

Chelan

From the Chelan language: Tsill-ane, meaning "deep water." The tribe lived along Lake Chelan, which is very deep. A city, county and river also bear the name.

Issaquah

"Snake." Native Americans who traveled around the Issaquah region called it Sqwak because of the squawking sounds of the birds. The natives habitually said "ish" before words, forming the word "isquowh," which when spelled by settlers became Issaquah.

Kitsap

Kitsap was a war chief and medicine man under Chief Seattle (see Sealth). The name means "brave." A county is also named after him.

Kittitas

Tribe of "shoal people" who lived along the shallow portion of the Yakima River near Ellensburg. A county and town are also named after the tribe.

Issaquah 100 ClassEdit

Sealth

The Native American/Chinook two syllable pronounciation (See-alth) of Seattle, the chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes who befriended early settlers in the 1850-60's.

Evergreen State ClassEdit

Evergreen State

Washington State nickname.

Klahowya

Native American/Chinook: "greetings."

Tillikum

Chinook Jargon: "friends; relatives."

Steel Electric ClassEdit

Illahee

In Chinook Jargon, it has many meanings: "land; place; and/or location where one lives."

Klickitat

Native American/Chinook: "beyond." From the South Central Washington tribe; a county, town and river are also named after the tribe.

Nisqually

Derived from French traders who called the South Puget Sound natives nez quarr, meaning "square nose," and altered by the native's inability to pronounce the letter "R." A large Mt. Rainier glacier and resultant river are also named after the tribe.

Quinault

From the Quinault language: "river with a lake in the middle." It refers to both the river and lake on the Olympic Peninsula.


RhododendronEdit

Rhododendron

The Washington State flower.

HiyuEdit

Hiyu

Native American/Chinook: "plenty."


Passenger-Only Fast FerryEdit

Chinook

A moist warm wind blowing from the sea in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest. A tribe formerly inhabiting the lower Columbia River valley and adjoining coastal regions of Washington and Oregon, now located in southwestern Washington.

Snohomish

Means "tide water people".

Skagit / KalamaEdit

Kalama

From the Calama language: "pretty maiden."

Skagit

The meaning is now unfortunately lost, but a county and river are named after this Northwest Washington tribe.

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