Monday, November 23, 2015

the 'Klickitat' ferry, Washington state, in 1962

The MV Klickitat was a Steel Electric Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries.

Originally built as the MV Stockton in San Francisco for Southern Pacific Railroad, she started out serving Southern Pacific Railways on their Golden Gate Ferries line on San Francisco Bay. She was purchased by the Puget Sound Navigation Company in 1940, and she was moved to Puget Sound and renamed the MV Klickitat. PSN operated her until Washington State Ferries acquired and took over operations in 1951.

The ferry lasted a long time, being scrapped in Ensenada, Mexico, in 2009.

Length: 256ft (78 metres); Beam: 73' 10'' (22.5 metres); Draft: 12' 9'' (3.9 metres); Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h); Max Passengers: 412

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