As Labor Day approaches, we at Washington State Ferries tip our hats to the well over one thousand five hundred individuals who labor through all kinds of weather, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep the largest, safest ferry system in the United States moving.
Tony Boaz works through the night at the Eagle Harbor ferry maintenance yard to make sure your ferry is ship-shape for the morning commute. With 30 years of experience as a WSF machinist, he knows how to fix ‘em all. One of his top tasks is to train new staff on a variety of engines from the new Rolls Royce powered Olympic Class vessels to our three-boat-fleet of World War Two era Evergreen State ships. When Tony isn’t arm-deep inside an onboard power plant, you’ll likely find him backpacking in the Olympic Mountains with his two sons.
|Tony Boaz, a machinist and member of the International|
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union.
|David Coulter, a marine electrician and International|
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union member.
It takes a talented terminal supervisor like Jennie Buswell to make the Fauntleroy (West Seattle) ferry dock hum. She assists with the budget, assigns staff and treats our customers like family. Jennie’s also responsible for making sure the vessels stay on schedule on this busy commuter and tourist route. In her spare time, she likes to train for triathlons by riding her bike up and down the hills of Tacoma.
|Jennie Buswell, a terminal supervisor and member of the Ferry|
Agents, Supervisors and Project Administrator’s
|Dan Delaney, an oiler and member of the Marine Engineers’|
Beneficial Association, the oldest maritime trade union
in the U.S.
|Cindy Amo, a quartermaster and member of the|
Inlandboatman’s Union of the Pacific.