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November 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Transportation Commission naming 2 new ferries

The Associated Press

The Washington Transportation Commission is naming two new ferries at its meeting Tuesday in Tacoma.

A three-member committee has been considering seven suggested names. They include Ivar Haglund and Tokitae. Haglund was the colorful founder of Ivar’s seafood chain. Tokitae is an orca better known as Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium.

Five other names follow the more traditional tribal names carried by most of the 23 state ferries on Puget Sound: Cowlitz, Hoquiam, Muckleshoot, Samish and Sammamish.

The seven-member commission votes on the committee recommendations to decide the names for two new 144-car ferries under construction.

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