County Ferries of Washington State
The ferry Guemes sails across Bellingham Channel to it's island namesake from Anacortes under a spectacular sunset.  Photo by the author.
GUEMES
BUILT: 1979, Gladding Hearn Shipyard, Somerset, Massachusetts.
OFFICIAL NUMBER:  601686 CALL SIGN: WYW9807
L/B/D: 124 x 34 x 7 GROSS/NET TONS: 91/91
NAME TRANSLATION: Honoring the first Guemes and for the Island.
FINAL DISPOSITION: In service, 2019, scheduled to be replaced in the
next two to three years.
Skagit County
Wahkiakum County
OSCAR B
VIN: 1251592 Flag: UNITED STATES Call-Sign: WDH7993
Year Built:  2014 Vessel Particulars Service: Passenger/Auto
Length: 109.2 ft Breadth: 47.5 ft Depth: 6.0 ft Tonnage Information
Deadweight Gross Tonnage(GRT): 76
Net Tonnage(NRT):51
Photo courtesy of Brandon Swan.
Whatcom County
WHATCOM CHIEF
VIN: 288249 Flag: UNITED STATES Call-Sign: WT4561
Year Built:1962 Vessel Particulars Service: Passenger/Auto
Length: 93.5 ft Breadth: 44.1 ft Depth: 9.1 ft
Tonnage Information Deadweight Gross Tonnage(GRT): 69
Net Tonnage(NRT): 47
Pierce County
CHRISTINE ANDERSON
BUILT: 1994, Freeland, WA.
OFFICIAL NUMBER: 1023545 CALL SIGN: WCN2606
L/B/D: 209 x 66 x 17 GROSS/NET TONS: 96/65
PASSENGERS/AUTOS: 219/54 cars
NAME TRANSLATION: According to the Steilacoom
Historical Museum Quarterly Volume 36 Number 1 dated
Spring 2007: “The island community chose the name to
honor a woman who had been born and lived most of her
life there. She lived to be 95 years of age and she was noted
for her many contributions, including bringing electricity to
the island in the 1930s.”
FINAL DISPOSITION: In service at Anderson Island


STEILACOOM II
VIN: 1192706 Flag: UNITED STATES Call-Sign: WDD5115
Year Built:2006 Vessel Particulars Service:
Passengers/Autos: 325/54
Length: 216 ft Breadth: 68 ft Depth: 16 ft Tonnage
Information Deadweight Gross Tonnage(GRT): 97 Net
Tonnage(NRT): 66
The Christine Anderson is at left and the  Steilacoom II at
right.
Courtesy of Paul Van Buekenhout