|This 1951 brochure|
announced 19 ferries
that were included in the
purchase to establish the world's
largest ferry system.
On the inside page of the folder,
the State listed the purchase
cost at $6,800,000.
Courtesy of historian R.R. Burke
Last ferry to sail under the flag of
Puget Sound Navigation Co.
Click to enlarge.
Two photos from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
The Enetai's early morning arrival in Bremerton marked the end of the PSNC's 53 years of serving Puget Sound points. The formal changeover was 3 AM Friday morning, 1 June 1951. At that time the ticket sellers turned over the cash and any new cash after that time went instead to WA State.
With the brightness of the morning, the crews began painting green over the orange colored stacks of the vessels.
The first ferry to cast off from the dock, under the Washington State flag, was the 1930 wood ferry, the VASHON, that loaded at Lofall headed for South Point. "Old Reliable" served until she was retired in 1980.
Built on Lake Washington, Seattle, 1930.
Photo by Smith's Scenic Views, Tacoma, WA.
From the archives of S.P.H.S.©