Special magazine celebrates ferry system's 60th birthday

Travelers aboard Washington State Ferries can grab a "Compass," a new, limited-edition magazine that celebrates the ferry system’s 60th anniversary.

The free keepsake publication is packed with information about ferry-served destinations for both tourists and locals alike, as well as some historical and insider information about the country’s largest ferry system.

WSF officials said the magazine was produced at no cost with the help of maritime industry publisher Philips Publishing Group, and the serves as a final send-off to the year-long celebration of the state’s first ferry run on June 1, 1951.

The magazine is available at all WSF terminals and vessels.

“This is a great resource for summer tourists,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for the ferries division. “It’s a wonderful snapshot of all the fascinating places you can ride a ferry.”

The magazine also includes a brief history of the ferry system, interviews with a captain on the state’s busiest route and the only female staff chief engineer in WSF’s history, a feature on WSF’s proud achievements in marine rescues, maps, photos and more.

The Washington state ferry system is the largest in the U.S. and serves more than 22 million passengers each year aboard 22 ferries on 10 routes.


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