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Aging ferries draw little interest on eBay

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Washington State Ferries reports there were no eBay bids on the state’s four 80-year-old Steel Electric ferries pulled from service in November.

The minimum bid was $350,000 each for the Illahee, Nisqually, Klickitat and Quinault. Bidding closed last weekend.

Still, ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey says there are some people interested in purchasing the boats.

She says potential buyers have inspected the vessels and expressed an interest in buying all four at a lower, nondisclosed price.

Coursey says the ferry system’s legal department is checking with the state General Administration office to see if it will allow the ferry system to negotiate such a sale.