Washington celebrates Mariners with renamed ferries

October 13th, 2022

Starting today, Washington state residents can ride on the “Big Dumper” ferry. Or the “Juliooooooooooo” ferry. Yes, with 11 Os.

In celebration of the Mariners’ first postseason since 2001, their epic comeback against the Blue Jays in the American League Wild Card Series and the team’s other achievements this year, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation renaming each of the state’s 21 ferries after Seattle players and personnel for as long as the team remains in the playoffs.

"We are so proud of our Mariners for finally breaking our playoff drought and giving our fans the excitement of postseason baseball!" Inslee said in a statement. "This honorary name change is a way to show our appreciation and for fans to feel even closer to the team by riding Motor/Vessel Juliooooooooooo, M/V Cal 'Big Dumper' Raleigh, M/V Mariners 'Good Vibes Only' and the rest. Go Mariners!"

The M/V Luis "La Piedra" Castillo is scheduled to make one of its standard trips across Puget Sound at 1:30 p.m. PT today, so while Castillo is trying to earn Seattle a win this afternoon to even up its AL Division Series vs. Houston, perhaps some Mariners fan will be following the game while aboard the ship that bears his name.

Here is a full list of Washington’s 21 ferries and their new names:

• Cathlamet: M/V Diego Castillo
• Chelan: M/V J.P. Crawford
• Chetzemoka: M/V Marco Gonzales
• Chimacum: M/V Carlos Santana
• Issaquah: M/V Paul Sewald
• Kaleetan: M/V Adam Frazier
• Kennewick: M/V Dylan Moore
• Kitsap: M/V Los Bomberos
• Kittitas: M/V Mitch Haniger
• Puyallup: M/V Ty "Vive Le" France
• Salish: M/V Andres Muñoz
• Samish: M/V Logan Gilbert
• Sealth: M/V Robbie Ray
• Spokane: M/V Luis "La Piedra" Castillo
• Suquamish: M/V The Skipper Scott Servais
• Tacoma: M/V Mariners "Good Vibes Only"
• Tillikum: M/V George Kirby
• Tokitae: M/V Jarred Kelenic
• Walla Walla: M/V Juliooooooooooo
• Wenatchee: M/V Cal "Big Dumper" Raleigh
• Yakima: M/V Eugenio Suárez