3/8/2013--Seattle, WA, USA
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee finishes welding the initials of his grandchild "BRI" at the keel laying ceremony for the state's newest ferry, the Samish, at Vigor Industrial Seattle shipyard.
Washington State Ferries and Vigor Industrial commemorated the state’s newest 144-car ferry, the Samish, with a keel laying ceremony at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard on March 8. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially kicked off construction by making the first weld on the keel of the new ferry. The keel laying and first weld are maritime traditions equivalent to placing the cornerstone in a new building.
Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor