West Seattle Super Bowl spirit: Ferries ‘renamed’ for Seahawks

January 31, 2014 at 9:40 am | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 11 Comments

Fauntleroy's 12th man

(M/V Tillikum, aka Michael Robinson, with Seahawks-fan flags in September; photo by Paul Brannan)
Washington State Ferries is honorarily and temporarily renaming its vessels after Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday, according to this news release. The big names go to the boats on the big routes, like Seattle-Bainbridge; for the three vessels currently on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, you will be traveling Sunday on:

M/V Issaquah: “M/V Russell Okung

M/V Klahowya: “M/V Bruce Irvin

M/V Tillikum: “M/V Michael Robinson

(Full list here.) We will be adding this to the WSB West Seattle Super Bowl page – where we’re collecting a variety of Big Game-related info (and updating until game day – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!).


  1. Looks like the Wenatchee will be doing a great job keeping any other ferries from reaching the dock, but it seems the horn just won’t stop blowing.

    Comment by Go Football — 9:47 am January 31, 2014 #

  2. Thanks for the laugh, Go Football!

    Comment by Chris W — 10:02 am January 31, 2014 #

  3. You’re very welcome!

    Comment by Go Football — 10:30 am January 31, 2014 #

  4. Can we also rename the city Seahawkattle, and all of its streets 12th Street?

    Comment by 12th Man — 10:32 am January 31, 2014 #

  5. Too bad Hauschka didn’t get one named after him. He has been pretty money this year.

    Comment by ACG — 10:40 am January 31, 2014 #

  6. that is pretty lame they didn’t give hauschka one. he scored about 1/3 of their points all season.

    Comment by rob — 12:52 pm January 31, 2014 #

  7. Looks like all the kids at the Y’s preschool are decked out for Blue Friday. They just posted a really cute video on their Facebook page.

    Comment by 12th Preschoolers — 2:48 pm January 31, 2014 #

  8. WSB – Do you know who do we need to ask to get the West Seattle Water Taxi (foot ferry) named Hauschka? Seriously, this needs to happen!

    Comment by Used to live on Alki — 7:19 pm January 31, 2014 #

  9. Send Dow Constantine or Joe McDermott a message, fast.

    Comment by WSB — 7:27 pm January 31, 2014 #

  10. Thanks for asking UTLO… And thanks, TR. I just emailed them. I doubt they will check their emails this late. But we have to try to do something!! I don’t want him to be jinxed this weekend. Go Hauschka. Go Hawks!!!

    Comment by ACG — 7:53 pm January 31, 2014 #

  11. How about Haushka (ixnay Colman) Dock?

    That’s where they sell the tickets and therefore that’s where the “Haush money” is.

    Comment by Pibal — 9:09 pm January 31, 2014 #

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