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Thread: A Washington State Ferry Storm Image (2/5)

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    Default A Washington State Ferry Storm Image (2/5)

    Taken last Tuesday during my lunch break. I really like the contrast, and in the 12x18's I got back today you can see the faces of the riders in the viewing area below the pilot house.

    Anyway, I thought you guys might like seeing the view from my lunch hour. I took this from Mukilteo's Lighthouse Park (Washington State) The title is, "Tilt."

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    Great shot Ross,

    You should head up to Keystone and see how the little 50-car Steilacoom II/Christine Anderson does in the waters there...

    If it is anything like what happened to the bigger M/V Snohomish or even bigger M/V Sealth last week, I don't think the State will move forward with purchasing those boats....

    http://watransportation.blogspot.com...ton-state.html
    Brian Bundridge
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    Nice image. The copyrights do not detract at all.
    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macster View Post
    Great shot Ross,

    You should head up to Keystone and see how the little 50-car Steilacoom II/Christine Anderson does in the waters there...

    If it is anything like what happened to the bigger M/V Snohomish or even bigger M/V Sealth last week, I don't think the State will move forward with purchasing those boats....

    http://watransportation.blogspot.com...ton-state.html
    Wrong!

    The Steilacoom II is 216 feet. The Snohomish is 143 feet 3 inches.

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    Well what I should have said

    The M/V Steilacoom II is lower to the water than the Snohomish is. The Steilacoom II is bigger considering it's used for vehicles and passengers.

    STEILACOOM II

    VIN: 1192706
    Flag: UNITED STATES
    Call-Sign: WDD5115
    Year Built:2006
    Vessel Particulars
    Service: Passenger/Auto
    Length: 196.6 ft
    Breadth: 68 ft
    Depth: 16 ft
    Tonnage Information
    Deadweight Gross Tonnage(GRT): 97
    Net Tonnage(NRT): 66

    CHRISTINE ANDERSON

    VIN: 1023545
    Flag: UNITED STATES
    Call-Sign: WCN2606
    Year Built:1994
    Vessel Particulars
    Service: Passenger/Auto
    Length: 199.6 ft
    Breadth: 66 ft
    Depth: 16.5 ft
    Tonnage Information
    Deadweight Gross Tonnage(GRT): 96
    Net Tonnage(NRT): 65

    SNOHOMISH

    Official Number: D1084026 Call Sign: WCZ4837
    Length:143'3" Beam: 39' 4" Draft: 5"
    Speed in Knots: 30
    Horsepower: 7,200 Propulsion: Diesel-Waterjet
    Max Passengers: 350
    City Built: Anacortes
    Year Built/Re-built: 1999
    Meaning of Snohomish : Means "tide water people".
    Brian Bundridge
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    I agree with Mac - I've been boating Puget Sound since 1982, and the area around Port Townsend/Straight of Juan de Fuca is every bit of open water navigation. As open as the Steilacoom is IMO it's like traveling Stevens pass right now in a convertable with the top down.

    I hope WSF delays the use of these boats until spring.
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    The statement was, Snohomish is bigger than Steilacoom II. That is not true. They are about the same gross tons, 97 or so, but the Steilacoom II is 73 feet longer, if you use the builder's length of 216 feet for the Steilacoom II.

    There is no doubt that the water between Whidby Island and Port Townsend can be very nasty. I was as surprised as anyone that the Steilacoom II was acquired for this route. And I was also surpised that Pierce County would lease their boat out to get pounded to death on that route.

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    Fair enought John, I just hope a photog is up there to catch the WOW factor.
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    I miss the Rhododenron and the Olympic on this run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spbed View Post
    Somebody posted something similar last winter as well of a ferry rocking & rolling. Hope the passengers had there ear patches on
    Yeah that was me - here is where I originally posted them and where that email got started from. This thread got over 40,000 hits in about 4 weeks. Not bad for only 45 replies. Those images afforded me some new gear too.

    http://www.snowest.com/fusetalk/mess...hreadid=336515
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