State ferries hit home run with Seattle Mariners-inspired name changes

SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that the names of all Washington State Ferries be temporarily changed (PDF 896KB) to honor the Seattle Mariners.

All 21 vessels in the fleet will be renamed starting Thursday, Oct. 13, after team players and personnel. The names will remain in place as long as the Mariners remain in the 2022 Postseason.

"We are so proud of our Mariners for finally breaking our playoff drought and giving our fans the excitement of postseason baseball!" Inslee said. "This honorary name change is a way to show our appreciation and for fans to feel even closer to the team by riding Motor/Vessel Juliooooooooooo, M/V Cal 'Big Dumper' Raleigh, M/V Mariners 'Good Vibes Only' and the rest. Go Mariners!"

List of vessel names

  • Cathlamet: M/V Diego Castillo
  • Chelan: M/V J.P. Crawford
  • Chetzemoka: M/V Marco Gonzales
  • Chimacum: M/V Carlos Santana
  • Issaquah: M/V Paul Sewald
  • Kaleetan: M/V Adam Frazier
  • Kennewick: M/V Dylan Moore
  • Kitsap: M/V Los Bomberos
  • Kittitas: M/V Mitch Haniger
  • Puyallup: M/V Ty "Vive Le" France
  • Salish: M/V Andrés Muñoz
  • Samish: M/V Logan Gilbert
  • Sealth: M/V Robbie Ray
  • Spokane: M/V Luis "La Piedra" Castillo
  • Suquamish: M/V The Skipper Scott Servais
  • Tacoma: M/V Mariners "Good Vibes Only"
  • Tillikum: M/V George Kirby
  • Tokitae: M/V Jarred Kelenic
  • Walla Walla: M/V Juliooooooooooo
  • Wenatchee: M/V Cal "Big Dumper" Raleigh
  • Yakima: M/V Eugenio Suárez

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