Gov. Inslee visits ferries in the islands

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries.

While travelling from Anacortes to Lopez Island, Gov. Jay Inslee talked to some of our employees aboard Kaleetan on Tuesday. State Rep. Alex Ramel, whose legislative district includes the San Juan Islands, Deputy Assistant Secretary Nicole McIntosh and Director of Operations Steve Nevey accompanied him around the boat as crewmembers explained what it takes to become a licensed deck officer. Gov. Inslee then met the crew in the engine room, who led him on a tour below deck and showed him how a telegraph is used to communicate a change in speed or direction from the wheelhouse to the engine room.