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Features / ADA Information

Car Deck ADA Shelter: No Main Cabin Restroom: Yes
Car Deck ADA Restroom: No Elevator: Yes
WiFi Access: Yes  
ADA Notes: The MV Tacoma has elevator access from both auto deck levels to all of the passenger cabin areas. Accessible restrooms, vending and newspaper machines and a galley are on the main passenger deck. Accessible restrooms are also available on the sun deck. If you are traveling by car and want to park near the elevator, be sure to let the ticket seller know. This vessel is equipped with our visual paging system.

Vessel Information

Class: Jumbo Mark II Type: Auto/Passenger Ferry
Length: 460' 2" Engines: 4
Beam: 90' Horsepower: 16,000
Draft: 17' 3" Speed in Knots: 18
Max Passengers: 2499 Propulsion: DIESEL-ELECTRIC (AC)
Max Vehicles: 202 Displacement (weight in long tons): 6184
Tall Deck Space: 60 City Built: Seattle, WA
Auto Deck Clearance: 15' 6" Year Built / Re-built: 1997
Meaning of Tacoma: From the native word Tah-ho-mah (now Mt. Rainier), meaning "snowy mountain." Tacoma was first attributed to the mountain in an 1860s book, "The Canoe and the Saddle" by Theodore Winthrop, a popular volume on the early Pacific Northwest. The city picked the name over Commencement City when the railroad made its terminius there in the 1870s.