Crossing Puget Sound
Now available for pre-order! Crossing Puget Sound: From Black Ball Steamer to Washington State Ferries will be released on September 30, 2019. Inside
you will find close to 200 rare and one of a kind photos of the fleet of ferries on Puget Sound from the county run operation at Steilacoom to the ferries
landing at Victoria and Sidney. The book contains close to 200 rare and unique photos of the car ferries on Puget Sound from their beginnings as
converted steamers to the new Olympic Class vessels of Washington State Ferries--mostly in color, the oldest of which is a shot of the Rosario dating from
Amazon has the book available for pre-order HERE.
and still available...
Ferries of Puget Sound
When this book was published back in 2006, little could I have anticipated the changes that were about to occur to the Washington State Ferries fleet! Less
than a year later the opening line of the book about Washington State Ferries never having sold a ferry for scrap would prove to be untrue as the beloved
Steel Electrics were sold off to a scrapping firm in Mexico.
Since the time of publication, 13 vessels (14 if you count the Hyak which is due to retire 6/19) have been retired.
None of the photos that appear in Ferries of Puget Sound appear in the new book, so they make a good pairing!
You can get a copy at www.powells.com
or at www.arcadiapublishing.com
or at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com or any of the other major online bookstores.