MV Chimacum

MV Chimacum is a Olympic class auto and passenger ferry operated by Washington State Ferries, a child department of the Washington State Department of Transportation. It was built in Seattle, Washington in 2017 and has capacity for 1,500 passengers and 144 vehicles.

Chimacum measures 362 feet 6 inches in length with a beam of 83 feet 2 inches and a draft of 18 feet.

It is powered by two diesel engines that can generate a total of 6,000 horsepower and reach a service speed of 17 knots.

The main passenger cabin and sun deck have ADA accessible restrooms. There are 12 wheelchair spaces available in the main passenger cabin, as well.

Elevator access is available from both auto decks to both passenger decks. Both elevators are ADA compliant.

For those hard of hearing, Chimacum is equipped with a visual paging announcement system that displays important announcements on monitors throughout the boat.

Other amenities include a galley and vending and newspaper machines on the main passenger deck.

MV Chimacum is named for the Chimacum People, a tribe that lived in the Quimper Peninsula area in Washington State.

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