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Washington State Ferries marks 70 years of service

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 07:51

Hadley Rodero, communications, 206-818-3813
WSF media hotline, 206-402-8070

New commemorative logo to be installed on ferries

SEATTLE – Six years after the end of World War II, the State of Washington began operating the country’s largest ferry system. Today, Washington State Ferries marks seven decades with the unveiling of a commemorative logo that will decorate all 21 vessels in the ferry fleet during the anniversary year.

In addition, many ferry customers will receive commemorative stickers throughout the first week of June. “Since 1951, we’ve been proud to serve Washingtonians and visitors by operating the state’s marine highway system,” said Patty Rubstello, head of WSF. “The pandemic has made celebrations a challenge, so we wanted to make sure to take this special opportunity to thank our customers and frontline employees.”

A special anniversary video will also be shown on vessel screens throughout the year.

WSF, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, safely and efficiently carries tens of millions of people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter and Facebook.

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