You're invited to our Samish Open House on May 20

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Help us welcome our second Olympic Class vessel, M/V Samish to the Washington State Ferries fleet. This ferry will carry 144 vehicles and will go into service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route in June. 

M/V Samish Christening and Open House

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anacortes Ferry Terminal
2100 Ferry Terminal Road Anacortes, WA 98221

Open House hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Stop by any time throughout the day to explore your new ferry and take part in the festivities

Complimentary refreshments served

 Activities for kids

Christening celebration at 1:30 p.m.

Remarks from dignitaries

Tribal ceremony with the Samish Indian Nation

 Vessel christening by First Lady Trudi Inslee

This event is free of charge, open to the public and is ADA accessible.

Getting to the event
The event will be held aboard the M/V Samish at the Anacortes ferry terminal. Visitors coming from the mainland may drive and park in the upper lot of the Anacortes terminal. Visitors coming from the islands are encouraged to walk-on rather than bringing a vehicle. Passengers arriving via ferry will be issued tickets for free walk-on return passage, valid for same day travel.

Extra Stops
The 11:05 a.m. departure from Friday Harbor will make an extra stop at Lopez to load foot traffic only.
The 3:40 p.m. departure from Anacortes will make an extra stop at Lopez to unload foot traffic.
Parking in the Anacortes terminal upper parking lot is free for this event. As you approach the ferry terminal, stay to the left to avoid the line for the tollbooths and follow the signs for event parking. Shuttle service will run continuously between the upper parking lot and the terminal building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need more info?
If you have a question about the Samish Christening and Open House or would like more information, please contact Event Coordinator Rachel Waitt at or (206) 515-3944.

See you on May 20!

This event brought to you by the following sponsors:


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