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August 25, 2014

Mishaps prompt questions about ferry system

  • Washington State Ferries operates 10 routes, including to British Columbia, with 22 vessels, some of which date back to the 1950s.
    Associated Press

    SEATTLE — The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle’s waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.

    ‘This system is critical to thousands of people, and it's part of our highway system.’

    --State Sen. Curtis King

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