MV Klahowya

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The M/V Klahowya passing the M/V Chelan in Upright Channel.
MV Klahowya at Vashon Island.
Name: MV Klahowya
Owner: WSDOT
Operator: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle, Washington,  United States
Route: San Juan Islands Inter-Island
  • 1958
  • Refit: 1995
  • Official Number: D277872
  • Call Sign: WK7107[1]
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Class and type: Evergreen State-class auto/passenger ferry
Length: 310 ft 2 in (94.5 m)
Beam: 73 ft 2 in (22.3 m)
Draft: 15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)

1 Car Deck

1 Passenger Deck
Deck clearance: 13 ft 10 in (4.2 m)
Installed power: Total 2,500 hp from 2 Diesel-Electric engines
Speed: 13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)
  • 800 passengers
  • 87 vehicles (max 30 commercial)[2]
Crew: 10

The MV Klahowya is an Evergreen State-class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. The Klahowya can usually be found in the San Juan Islands, running the Inter-Island service. The Klahowya served nearly all of her career on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run before being moved to the San Juans to replace her sister ship, MV Evergreen State, which was to be retired. In early 2008, and again in August 2012, she did short stints on the Inter-Island run due to a vessel shortage. She was moved to the Inter-Island route on June 30th, 2014[3] and is expected to remain there until her retirement.

Klahowya is Chinook for "Greetings."


  1. ^ The Evergree State class today - M/V Klahowya,
  2. ^ Vessel info - M/V Klahowya, WSF, WSDOT
  3. ^ "WSF Bulletin". Washington State Ferries.