BUILT: 1959, Seattle WA.
L/B/D: 342 x 72 x 13 GROSS/NET TONS:  5366/3897 PASSENGERS/AUTOS: 1000/110 cars
NAME TRANSLATION: Named for the salmon, which are also known as silver salmon.
FINAL DISPOSITION: In service, Port Angeles to Victoria, British Columbia

Photo of the Coho courtesy of Brandon Swan.
From Wikipedia:
The M/V Coho is a passenger and vehicle ferry owned and operated by Black
Ball Line. Black Ball's only ferry, the
Coho carries passengers and cars, trucks,
semi-trailers, bicycles, etc. between Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and Port
Angeles, Washington, United States.

Coho makes between two and four round trips from Port Angeles to Victoria
daily, with each crossing taking about 90 minutes and covering 23 miles (20
nautical miles or 37 kilometers). The peak summer season has the most trips
per day and the winter season the fewest.

Construction and design

The Coho was designed by Philip F. Spaulding & Associates, of Seattle and is
named after the coho salmon commonly found in the Pacific Northwest. The
Coho was the first large vessel built on the West Coast in 20 years solely with
private financing. The vessel was built by Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock in
Seattle, Washington and made her first sailing to Victoria B.C. on December 29,
1959. She was originally powered by two Cooper-Bessemer diesel engines
rated at 2,080 bhp (1,550 kW) each. In 2004 she was refitted with two V-12
Electro-Motive Division (EMD)12-645F7B diesels rated at 2,550 hp (1,900 kW)
Coho has twin 8-foot (2.44 m) stainless propellers with twin rudders. Her
overall length is 341.5 feet (104.1 m) with a service speed of 15 knots (28 km/h;
17 mph). The ship's vehicle clearance is 14 feet (4.27 m) with a carrying
capacity of 110 vehicles and up to 1,000 passengers.

The design of the
Coho was the basis for that of BC Ferries' first two ships, the
Sidney class
Queen of Sidney and Queen of Tsawwassen.

To learn more about the
Coho, go to the vessel's official website.

The Black Ball Ferry Line