3/8/2013--Seattle, WA, USA
Construction of the Tokitae ferry expected for delivery to Washington State ferries in 2014 and under construction 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