Washington State Ferries renamed for Mariners during postseason

Oct 13, 2022, 7:20 AM | Updated: 7:35 am

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A view of Seattle is seen by ferry en route to Bainbridge Island on March 08, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Ferry service was disrupted during the pandemic, as ferry operators became ill with Covid-19. The city has recently struggled with an uptick in homelessness and violent crime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners were named for the city’s maritime heritage, and now the team is receiving an honor worthy of their name, by naming the city’s maritime vessels for the team.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered all Washington state ferry names be changed, temporarily, to honor the M’s as they continue their postseason run.

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From now through the postseason, all 21 vessels in the fleet have been renamed.

The ferries were renamed after players and team personnel.

“We are so proud of our Mariners for finally breaking our playoff drought and giving our fans the excitement of postseason baseball!” Inslee said. “This honorary name change is a way to show our appreciation and for fans to feel even closer to the team by riding Motor/Vessel Juliooooooooooo, M/V Cal ‘Big Dumper’ Raleigh, M/V Mariners ‘Good Vibes Only’ and the rest. Go Mariners!”

So, for the time being, here’s the list of newly-named ferryboats:

List of vessel names:
Cathlamet: M/V Diego Castillo
Chelan: M/V J.P. Crawford
Chetzemoka: M/V Marco Gonzales
Chimacum: M/V Carlos Santana
Issaquah: M/V Paul Sewald
Kaleetan: M/V Adam Frazier
Kennewick: M/V Dylan Moore
Kitsap: M/V Los Bomberos
Kittitas: M/V Mitch Haniger
Puyallup: M/V Ty “Vive Le” France
Salish: M/V Andres Muñoz
Samish: M/V Logan Gilbert
Sealth: M/V Robbie Ray
Spokane: M/V Luis “La Piedra” Castillo
Suquamish: M/V The Skipper Scott Servais
Tacoma: M/V Mariners “Good Vibes Only”
Tillikum: M/V George Kirby
Tokitae: M/V Jarred Kelenic
Walla Walla: M/V Juliooooooooooo
Wenatchee: M/V Cal “Big Dumper” Raleigh
Yakima: M/V Eugenio Suárez

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Washington State Ferries renamed for Mariners during postseason