Clinton to welcome new state ferry

The partially-built-on-Whidbey ferry M/V Tokitae will get a welcoming ceremony to its new route from Clinton to Mukilteo this weekend.

This free celebration runs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Clinton Ferry Terminal and includes speeches, a tribal ceremony, tours of the pilot house, complimentary refreshments and other entertainment.

The Tokitae is the first Olympic Class ferry for Washington capable of carrying 144 vehicles. It will go into service starting with the summer sailing schedule, which begins June 15.

The celebration is a community-wide event and is open to anyone wishing to attend.

For details, call event coordinator Rachel Waitt at 206-515-3944 or email her at or visit


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