|The Chetzemoka approaches the ferry landing at Point Defiance|
Built at Todd Shipyard in Seattle at the cost of $79.4 million, the Chetzemoka caused all kinds of fanfare when it arrived in Port Townsend to serve the Port Townsend/Coupeville run. That was only a little over a year ago. (You can read about the whole expensive and probably misguided saga in this article from the Port Townsend Leader.) This ferry was meant for Port Townsend and named for a Native American leader from that area. The passenger cabin even features artwork portraying historic Port Townsend. Now we have it here in Tacoma, and they don't.
|The Rhododendron heads for the Point Defiance dock with the Chetzemoka waiting in the background.|
|M/V Rhododendron at the Point Defiance ferry landing.|