Goskagit.com

 
default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard

New state ferry named after Samish tribe

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:38 pm

The Washington State Transportation Commission decided Tuesday to name one of the two new Washington state ferries being built after the Samish Indian Nation, according to a statement from the tribe.

“Samish” and “Tokitae” were selected as the names of the 144-car ferries.

The Tokitae is currently under construction and is expected to go into service in the Spring of 2014, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Construction on the Samish is expected to begin next month. That vessel scheduled to be on the water in early 2015.

The Samish could be assigned to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands run, or the Mukilteo-Clinton or Seattle-Bremerton routes.

The Samish Indian Nation hopes the Samish vessel will take on the Anacortes-San Juans passage, tribal spokeswoman Nicole Tesch said.

The name “Samish” means the “giving people, the people who stand up and give,” according to the tribe’s statement.

“This is a true blessing and great honor for our people,” Samish Tribal Chairman Thomas Wooten said in the statement.

The new ferries will replace aging boats in the state’s fleet.

Other names in the running were Cowlitz, Hoquiam, Muckleshoot, Sammamish and Ivar Haglund.

© 2015 Goskagit.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Subscribe to goskagit.com!

Get unlimited access to the best local news and information from the Skagit Valley Herald and premium content developed just for goskagit.com.
Click here for more information.

More about

More about

More about


  • Discuss

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

connect with goskagit

Sign Up For Email Alerts

Online poll

Loading…