|The modern fleet of Washington State Ferries had its beginnings in an eclectic group of wood and steel ferries. Many of them
had served under different names on San Francisco Bay, others had been built in the Seattle area and had been sailing Puget
Sound for years. Nearly all of these ferries are merely a memory now, but remarkably some still survive.
As Washington State Ferries modernizes its fleet, a new round of familiar names have been added to the list, taking their place
among long forgotten vessels.
The M/V Hyak on her last day of service, 30 June 2019. Photo courtesy of Matt Masuoka.