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Thu., Aug. 15, 2013, 5:01 p.m.

Parting Shot: Ferry Christening

Robert Thomas, 10, left, and Drew Jackson, 10, of Keller, Wash., cool off before taking an inaugural ferry ride across Lake Roosevelt on the new ferry near Keller on Wednesday. The Sanpoil replaced the aging Martha S., which went into service in 1948. (Colin Mulvany)
Robert Thomas, 10, left, and Drew Jackson, 10, of Keller, Wash., cool off before taking an inaugural ferry ride across Lake Roosevelt on the new ferry near Keller on Wednesday. The Sanpoil replaced the aging Martha S., which went into service in 1948. (Colin Mulvany)

Robert Thomas, 10, left, and Drew Jackson, 10, of Keller, Wash., cool off before taking an inaugural ferry ride across Lake Roosevelt on the new ferry near Keller on Wednesday. The Sanpoil replaced the aging Martha S., which went into service in 1948. Colin Mulvaney, SR photo

KELLER FERRY LANDING – The MV Sanpoil on Wednesday slipped away from her south shore terminal, quietly gliding across the Columbia River on her maiden voyage.

“Ah, this is nice,” said Dolly Brudevold, a teacher at Keller Elementary School and a regular commuter on the 1.5-mile crossing for State Highway 21.

Scores of people lined the bank to witness the ferry’s first official crossing – seven years after state engineers completed its initial design. Full Story, Mike Prager, SR

Where/when is the last time you took a ferry somewhere?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.