Thursday, May 29, 2014
More than just a pretty ferry...
Posted by Broch Bender
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.
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
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.
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!