MV Evergreen State

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Name: MV Evergreen State
Owner: WSDOT
Operator: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle, Washington,  United States
Completed: 1954
Refit: 1988
Identification: Official Number: D268732
Call Sign: WTQ6960[1]
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Class and type: Evergreen State Class auto/passenger ferry
Length: 310 ft (94.5 m)
Beam: 73 ft (22.3 m)
Draft: 15 ft 10 in (4.8 m)
Deck clearance: 13 ft 7 in (4.1 m)
Installed power: Total 2,500 hp from 2 Diesel-Electric engines
Speed: 13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Capacity: 981 passengers
87 vehicles (max 30 commercial)[2]

The MV Evergreen State is an Evergreen State Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. She is named for the state of Washington whose nickname is "The Evergreen State."

As of mid 2007, she is being used for back-up services and has recently been in service on the Anacortes-San Juan Islands and Southworth/Vashon Island-Fauntleroy routes.

Back Up Work

Since May 9th 2007 this ferry has been used for back up services. In the San Juans it has replace the Chelan for 2 days due to maintenance, it has been the Inter Island vessel in the SanJuans, it worked on the Mukilteo--Clinton run for a few hours, and went to Fauntleroy--Vashon--Southworth run. It returned to the San Juans but had been replaced by the Quinault. Now the Quinault has been withdrawn from service and the Evergreen State is back in the San Juans. The Hiyu replaced the Evergreen State for a week for an inspection. As of Jan 1, 2010 the Evergreen State is working the Inter Island route in the San Juans.