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Features / ADA Information

Upper Cabin Galley: Yes Car Deck ADA Shelter: No
Main Cabin Restroom: Yes Car Deck ADA Restroom: Yes
Elevator: Yes 802.11 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 are on the main passenger 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: 2500 Propulsion: DIESEL-ELECTRIC (AC)
Max Vehicles: 202 Gross Tonnage: 4938
Tall Deck Space: 60 City Built: Seattle, WA
Auto Deck Clearance: 15' 6" Year Built / Re-built: 1997
Meaning of Tacoma: Derived from the native word Tah-ho-mah for Mt. Rainier, or "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.