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Friday, August 8, 2014

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Our 22-vessel team works around the clock connecting communities and transporting goods day in and day out along our state marine highways. Learn all about what we’re doing at Washington State Ferries to keep our vessels and crew in ship-shape. View the full blog .

Join us on June 8 for a community celebration of the M/V Tokitae

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Washington State Ferries cordially invites you to attend a community celebration event in honor of our newest ferry, M/V Tokitae. The event is free of charge, ADA accessible and open to the public. 

You’re Invited!

M/V Tokitae Community Celebration and Open House

Noon until 2:30 p.m. 

Sunday June 8, 2014

Clinton Terminal (64 South Ferrydock Road Clinton, WA 98236)

Remarks from dignitaries

Tribal ceremony


Tours of the wheelhouse

Complimentary refreshments in the galley

Please keep in mind that parking near the Mukilteo and Clinton terminals is limited. We suggest carpooling to the event. 
Heading to the event from Mukilteo?

Parking: You may park in the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park parking lot adjacent to the Mukilteo ferry terminal for free all day. 

Walk-on to the ferry for free: There will be no charge for walk-on passengers on the following departures from Mukilteo:
  •      11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Guests who plan to drive on to the ferry must pay full fare.


Getting to the event from Clinton

Parking: It’s free to park your car in the Clinton Park and Ride next to the Post Office on State Route 525. The celebration will be held at the Clinton Ferry Terminal, about a ten minute walk from the Park and Ride.

Shuttle to the Clinton terminal: Our friends at Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle will provide free transportation between the Park and Ride and the Clinton terminal throughout the day. The first shuttle leaves the Park and Ride at 11:30 a.m.


More than just a pretty ferry...

Did you know that Tokitae is also the name given to an orca captured from Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, in 1970? She was brought to a marine park in Miami 40 years ago, where she was put into service as an entertainer named “Lolita.” 
Tokitae today at the Miami Seaquarium.
Tokitae is the last survivor of the 45 Southern Resident Killer Whales taken from Washington State during the capture era of the 1960s and 70s. Such captures were later banned in Washington State waters in 1976.

You’ll have the opportunity to see magnificent photos and learn more about Tokitae and our resident wild orca population from local orca information groups at the community celebration. 

Need more info?

If you have a question about the Tokitae community celebration or would like more information, please feel free to drop me a line at Benderb@wsdot.wa.gov.

See you on June 8!