'Queen of the Northern Fleet' Bids Adieu, Legacy Lingers

Posted: July 2, 2014  |  By: Scott Rasmussen [Journal of the San Juans]

She took along with her an untold number of memories and myriad reflections of 60 years of maritime expeditions when the venerable Evergreen State set sail out of Friday Harbor, bound for Anacortes, for the very last time.

A host of ferry lovers, history buffs and local dignitaries made their way to the waterfront, assembling around the ferry terminal, to see her go.

Sunday, July 29, marked the final sailing of the oldest boat in Washington State Ferries’ fleet, and state and local officials memorialized the event with photos, gifts and speeches onboard her deck.

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