Construction moving full speed ahead on future Port Townsend ferry

by Tim Flanagan on September 29, 2009

Jeff Chew has the story in the Peninsula Daily News:. The photo is from Todd Pacific Shipyards:

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The 64-car ferry’s superstructure and hull has been under construction full-wing since April at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, food Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in the Whidbey Island community of Freeland, mind the Everett Shipyard and Jesse Engineering in Tacoma, otolaryngologist with specialized components and supplies coming from hundreds of subcontractors and suppliers.

Washington State Ferries is pursuing a contract for two additional 64-car ferries with an option to purchase a fourth 64-car ferry. The ferry system will pursue procurement of a 144-car ferry instead of a fourth 64-car ferry if sufficient funding is available.

Bids on the second 64-car ferry earmarked for the Port Townsend-Keystone route will be opened Oct. 8, with a contract award coming after ferries officials review and recommend the contract to award.

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