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Future Mukilteo ferry coming together


August 23, 2017

This photo shows the 144-car ferry Suquamish’s superstructure moored at Jesse Co.’s fabrication facility near the Port of Tacoma.

About a year before its scheduled official launch as the newest member of Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the superstructure of the 144-car ferry Suquamish was moved Wednesday, Aug. 16, by barge from Jesse Co.’s fabrication facility near the Port of Tacoma to Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle.

The 1,110-ton superstructure, which took 18 months to construct at Jesse Engineering in Tacoma, travelled up the Puget Sound and arrived at Harbor Island in Seattle early Thursday morning.

The movement of the superstructure, or top half, of the 362-foot vessel is not only a major mile...

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