Folks in Seattle looking for a different way to commute might want to consider taking the ferry. Or if they're really creative, or rich, they can just buy one.
The M/V Hiyu, the oldest and smallest ferry in Washington State's fleet, has been retired and is now up for sale.
The 162-foot ferry was built in 1967 and has a capacity of 34 cars and 200 passengers. She served multiple routes over the years, most notably as an inter-island boat between San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island and Lopez Island. It's acted mostly as a back-up ferry for the past decade, covering for other ferry boats when they break down.
Last year, it covered for the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route due to vessel reorganization. WSF finally decided, however, that it has enough new and more modern ships to take it's space.
Hiyu is certainly a boat of her time. She has no elevator, no galley and no Wi-Fi. WSF says it has some interested parties but if no buyers are ultimately found it will be sold for scrap.