New Wash. state ferry Tokitae entering service

New Wash. state ferry Tokitae entering service
Washington state ferry Tokitae in the final stages of construction (Wikimedia Commons photo by S.S. Sol Duc)
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The newest Washington state ferry is undergoing sea trials and scheduled to go into service June 15 on the Mukilteo-Clinton route.

The 144-car Tokitae (toh-kee-tay) was accepted Monday by Washington State Ferries.

The Kitsap Sun reports its addition will allow the oldest ferry in the fleet, the 60-year-old Evergreen State, to be retired.

Tokitae is a Salish word meaning "nice day, pretty colors." It's the second of three ferries being built by the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Seattle for $384 million for all three.