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State ferry Hyak sails into retirement


Last updated 7/10/2019 at Noon

The 144-car ferry Hyak, seen here in December on the Edmonds-Kingston run, has had its last trip plying the Salish Sea.

More than seven months after the Washington State Ferry Hyak filled in admirably on the Edmonds-Kingston run, and after nearly 52 years in the fleet, the Hyak was decommissioned June 30 following its 9:05 p.m. scheduled sailing from Seattle to Bremerton.

The reason, beside it being an old boat?

WSF says it’s due to a lack of legislative funding in the 2019-21 state transportation budget. So the Hyak is now moored at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility on Bainbridge Island, where crews will remove all usable equipment and prepare the ferry for sale.

Details on the sale of Hyak will be...

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