Ferry sea change

What's ahead for Edmonds-Kingston electrification


Last updated 7/27/2023 at 9:48pm

Brian Soergel

The 440-foot Jumbo Mark II Spokane ferry, seen here Wednesday getting ready to depart to Kingston from Edmonds, has a diesel-electric propulsion system. The 51-year-old boat was rebuilt 19 years ago.

There's a lot of talk about hybrid and electric vehicles these days. When U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Mukilteo recently, Washington State Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar told Buttigieg of WSF's plans to retrofit s...

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