Sammamish lobbies for ferry with city name

September 18, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah long ago lobbied for a state ferry to carry the city’s name. Now, Sammamish is embarking on a similar effort.

The state is building a pair of 144-car Olympic class ferries, and Sammamish officials want the city’s name to be considered for a ferry.

Citizens can send letters in support of Sammamish as a ferry name to Allison Gubata, Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish, WA 98075. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 21.

Then, city officials plan to submit the idea and letters to the Washington State Transportation Commission. The board is expected to pick names Nov. 13.

In the late 1970s, Issaquah leaders successfully lobbied for the state to name a 124-car ferry for the city. The vessel remains in service between West Seattle and Vashon Island.

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