Governor Visiting School That Named New Ferry ClassApril 21st, 2010 by ed friedrich
Gov. Chris Gregoire will be in Port Townsend Tuesday to
congratulate Blue Heron Middle School students for naming the
state’s newest classification of ferries.
Washington State Ferries conducted a contest to name the new classification of 64-car ferries with fourth-grade students from Chimacum, Port Townsend and Whidbey Island. Blue Heron student Rose Dunlap submitted the winning entry, Kwa-di Tabil (pronounced kwah DEE tah-bayle) Class Ferries, which is translated from the Quileute dialect for “Little Boat.” Gregoire will present the kids with a plaque.
The first Kwa-di Tabil Class ferry, Chetzemoka, is scheduled to begin service in late summer 2010. WSF is building two more Kwa-di Tabil Class ferries, which will begin service in 2011 and 2012.
For more information, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Ferries/64CarFerries.